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  1. Content type: Research article

    Rare long distance dispersal events impact the demography and the genetic structure of populations. When dispersal is modelled via a dispersal kernel, one possible characterisation of long-distance dispersal i...

    Authors: Etienne K Klein, Claire Lavigne and Pierre-Henri Gouyon

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:3

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    Harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena from the southern North Sea are known to display high levels of Zn and Hg in their tissues linked to their nutritional status (emaciation). The question arises regarding a pote...

    Authors: Krishna Das, Arnaud De Groof, Thierry Jauniaux and Jean-Marie Bouquegneau

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:2

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    Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) is the method of choice to study interfacial biofilms and acquires time-resolved three-dimensional data of the biofilm structure. CLSM can be used in a multi-channel m...

    Authors: Lukas N Mueller, Jody FC de Brouwer, Jonas S Almeida, Lucas J Stal and João B Xavier

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:1

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    Despite the two-fold cost of sex, most of the higher animals reproduce sexually. The advantage of sex has been suggested to be its ability, through recombination, to generate greater genetic diversity than ase...

    Authors: Alessandro Grapputo, Tomi Kumpulainen, Johanna Mappes and Silja Parri

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2005 5:5

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    Most self-pollinating plants are annuals. According to the 'time-limitation' hypothesis, this association between selfing and the annual life cycle has evolved as a consequence of strong r-selection, involving...

    Authors: Rebecca Snell and Lonnie W Aarssen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2005 5:2

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    The Teak defoliator (Hyblaea puera) is a pest moth of teak woodlands in India and other tropical regions (e.g. Thailand) and is of major economic significance. This pest is of major concern as it is involved in c...

    Authors: N Chandrasekhar, TV Sajeev, VV Sudheendrakumar and Moinak Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2005 5:1

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    In Denmark and many other European countries, harvest records suggest a marked decline in European brown hare numbers, a decline often attributed to the agricultural practice. In the present study, we analyse ...

    Authors: Niels M Schmidt, Tommy Asferg and Mads C Forchhammer

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2004 4:15

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The native annual tobacco, Nicotiana attenuata, is found primarily in large ephemeral populations (typically for less than 3 growing seasons) after fires in sagebrush and pinyon-juniper ecosystems and in small pe...

    Authors: Rahul A Bahulikar, Dominic Stanculescu, Catherine A Preston and Ian T Baldwin

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2004 4:12

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    The commonly invoked cost-benefit paradigm, central to most of functional biology, explains why one phenotype cannot be optimally fit in all environments; yet it is rarely tested. Trypsin proteinase inhibitors...

    Authors: Jorge A Zavala and Ian T Baldwin

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2004 4:11

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    Mixed evergreen forests form the smallest, most widely distributed and fragmented biome in southern Africa. Within South Africa, 44% of this vegetation type has been transformed. Afromontane forest only covers...

    Authors: Mervyn C Lötter and Hans T Beck

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2004 4:9

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    Lysozymes, enzymes mostly associated with defence against bacterial infections, are mureinolytic. Ruminants have evolved a gastric c type lysozyme as a digestive enzyme, and profit from digestion of foregut ba...

    Authors: María G Domínguez-Bello, M Andreína Pacheco, Marie C Ruiz, Fabián Michelangeli, Matthias Leippe and Miguel A de Pedro

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2004 4:7

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    While fire has been used in some instances to control the increase of woody plants, it has also been reported that fire may cause an increase in certain fire-tolerant Acacia tree species. This study investigated ...

    Authors: Michele Walters, Jeremy J Midgley and Michael J Somers

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2004 4:3

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    Direct observations of underwater behaviour of free-living marine mammals are rare. This is particularly true for large and potentially dangerous species such as the walrus (Odobenus rosmarus). Walruses are highl...

    Authors: Nette Levermann, Anders Galatius, Göran Ehlme, Søren Rysgaard and Erik W Born

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2003 3:9

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  14. Content type: Erratum

    There has been an error in the publication of this paper [1]; the title should read: 'Organochlorine pollutants in California sea lions revisited'.

    Authors: Burney J Le Boeuf, John P Giesy, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Natsuko Kajiwara, Shinsuke Tanabe and Cathy Debier

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2003 3:2

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    The original article was published in BMC Ecology 2002 2:11

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    The possibility for commercial mining of deep-sea manganese nodules is currently under exploration in the abyssal Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone. Nematodes have potential for biomonitoring of the impact of c...

    Authors: P John D Lambshead, Caroline J Brown, Timothy J Ferrero, Lawrence E Hawkins, Craig R Smith and Nicola J Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2003 3:1

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    Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous environmental contaminants that have been banned in most countries, but considerable amounts continue to cycle the ecos...

    Authors: Burney J Le Boeuf, John P Giesy, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Natsuko Kajiwara, Shinsuke Tanabe and Cathy Debier

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2002 2:11

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The effect of rainfall patterns on soil surface CO2 efflux, soil moisture, soil temperature and plant growth was investigated in a grassland ecosystem of northern Ontario, Canada, where climatic change is predict...

    Authors: Michael F Laporte, LC Duchesne and S Wetzel

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2002 2:10

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Importance of parasites in ecological and evolutionary interactions is being increasingly recognized. However, ecological data on parasites of important host species is still scanty. We analyze the patterns se...

    Authors: Rahul R Marathe, Shantanu S Goel, Sachin P Ranade, Maithili M Jog and Milind G Watve

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2002 2:6

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