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  1. Among mammals living in social groups, individuals form communication networks where they signal their identity and social status, facilitating social interaction. In spite of its importance for understanding ...

    Authors: Nicolas Mathevon, Aaron Koralek, Mary Weldele, Stephen E Glickman and Frédéric E Theunissen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:9

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are both vectors of chikungunya virus (CHIKV). The two Aedes species co-exist in the Indian Ocean region and were involved in the 2005-2006 CHIKV outbreaks. In the Reunion Islan...

    Authors: Estelle Martin, Sara Moutailler, Yoann Madec and Anna-Bella Failloux

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:8

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Emerging infectious diseases threaten naïve host populations with extinction. Chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease of amphibians, is caused by the pathogenic fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd)...

    Authors: Maarten J Voordouw, Doug Adama, Barb Houston, Purnima Govindarajulu and John Robinson

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:6

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Insects can resist parasites using the costly process of melanotic encapsulation. This form of physiological resistance has been studied under laboratory conditions, but the abiotic and biotic factors affectin...

    Authors: Laura Nagel, Tonia Robb and Mark R Forbes

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:5

    Content type: Research article

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  5. It has been suggested that Plethodontid salamanders are excellent candidates for indicating ecosystem health. However, detailed, long-term data sets of their populations are rare, limiting our understanding of...

    Authors: Jan Lindström, Richard Reeve and Sebastiano Salvidio

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Insect diapause is an important biological process which involves many life-history parameters important for survival and reproductive fitness at both individual and population level. Drosophila montana, a specie...

    Authors: Maaria Kankare, Tiina Salminen, Asta Laiho, Laura Vesala and Anneli Hoikkala

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:3

    Content type: Research article

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  7. While wild chimpanzees are experiencing drastic population declines, their numbers at African rescue and rehabilitation projects are growing rapidly. Chimpanzees follow complex routes to these refuges; and the...

    Authors: Lora Ghobrial, Felix Lankester, John A Kiyang, Akih E Akih, Simone de Vries, Roger Fotso, Elizabeth L Gadsby, Peter D Jenkins Jr and Mary K Gonder

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  8. We compared records of the body mass and roosting behavior of Pacific dunlins (Calidris alpina pacifica) wintering on the Fraser River estuary in southwest British Columbia between the 1970s and the 1990s. 'Over-...

    Authors: Ronald C Ydenberg, Dick Dekker, Gary Kaiser, Philippa CF Shepherd, Lesley Evans Ogden, Karen Rickards and David B Lank

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2010 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The time it takes to isolate individuals from environmental samples and then extract DNA from each individual is one of the problems with generating molecular data from meiofauna such as eutardigrades and bdel...

    Authors: Michael S Robeson II, Elizabeth K Costello, Kristen R Freeman, Jeremy Whiting, Byron Adams, Andrew P Martin and Steve K Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:25

    Content type: Methodology article

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  10. The isotopic composition of generalist consumers may be expected to vary in space as a consequence of spatial heterogeneity in isotope ratios, the abundance of resources, and competition. We aim to account for...

    Authors: Terrence P McGlynn, Hee K Choi, Stefanie T Mattingly, Angela Upshaw, Evan K Poirson and Justin Betzelberger

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:23

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Free-ranging horses (Equus caballus) in North America are considered to be feral animals since they are descendents of non-native domestic horses introduced to the continent. We conducted a study in a southern Ca...

    Authors: Stacey D Ostermann-Kelm, Edward A Atwill, Esther S Rubin, Larry E Hendrickson and Walter M Boyce

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:22

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Mesophotic corals (light-dependent corals in the deepest half of the photic zone at depths of 30 - 150 m) provide a unique opportunity to study the limits of the interactions between corals and endosymbiotic d...

    Authors: Yvonne L Chan, Xavier Pochon, Marla A Fisher, Daniel Wagner, Gregory T Concepcion, Samuel E Kahng, Robert J Toonen and Ruth D Gates

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:21

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  13. SNP data of goats of three Mediterranean countries were used for population studies and reconstruction of geographical patterning. 496 individuals belonging to Italian, Albanian and Greek breeds were genotyped...

    Authors: Lorraine Pariset, Antonella Cuteri, Christina Ligda, Paolo Ajmone-Marsan and Alessio Valentini

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:20

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Variation in carrying capacity and population return rates is generally ignored in traditional studies of population dynamics. Variation is hard to study in the field because of difficulties controlling the en...

    Authors: Richard M Sibly, Jacob Nabe-Nielsen, Mads C Forchhammer, Valery E Forbes and Christopher J Topping

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:18

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Speciation among members of the Anopheles gambiae complex is thought to be promoted by disruptive selection and ecological divergence acting on sets of adaptation genes protected from recombination by polymorphic...

    Authors: Frédéric Simard, Diego Ayala, Guy Colince Kamdem, Marco Pombi, Joachim Etouna, Kenji Ose, Jean-Marie Fotsing, Didier Fontenille, Nora J Besansky and Carlo Costantini

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:17

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Ongoing lineage splitting within the African malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae is compatible with ecological speciation, the evolution of reproductive isolation by divergent natural selection acting on two popul...

    Authors: Carlo Costantini, Diego Ayala, Wamdaogo M Guelbeogo, Marco Pombi, Corentin Y Some, Imael HN Bassole, Kenji Ose, Jean-Marie Fotsing, N'Falé Sagnon, Didier Fontenille, Nora J Besansky and Frédéric Simard

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:16

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Mating outside the pair-bond is surprisingly common in socially monogamous birds, but rates of extra-pair paternity (EPP) vary widely between species. Although differences in life-history and contemporary ecol...

    Authors: Sjouke A Kingma, Michelle L Hall, Gernot Segelbacher and Anne Peters

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:15

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Understanding the mechanisms that influence grazing selectivity in patchy environments is vital to promote sustainable production and conservation of cultivated and natural grasslands. To better understand how...

    Authors: Santiago A Utsumi, Carlos A Cangiano, Julio R Galli, Mary B McEachern, Montague W Demment and Emilio A Laca

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:9

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Multiple logistic regression is precluded from many practical applications in ecology that aim to predict the geographic distributions of species because it requires absence data, which are rarely available or...

    Authors: Mary S Wisz and Antoine Guisan

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Recent advances in sociogenomics allow for comparative analyses of molecular mechanisms regulating the development of social behavior. In eusocial insects, one key aspect of their sociality, the division of la...

    Authors: Krista K Ingram, Scott Krummey and Michelle LeRoux

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The co-existing, sibling species Mus booduga and Mus terricolor show a difference in site-preference for burrows. The former build them in flat portion of the fields while the latter make burrows in earthen mound...

    Authors: Sunita Singh, Nge Cheong, Gopeshwar Narayan and T Sharma

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:6

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The relative importance of chance and determinism in structuring ecological communities has been debated for nearly a century. Evidence for determinism or assembly rules is often evaluated with null models tha...

    Authors: Philip J Lester, Kirsti L Abbott, Megan Sarty and KC Burns

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2009 9:3

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Abiotic and biotic factors in a local habitat may strongly impact the community residing within, but spatially structured metacommunities are also influenced by regional factors such as immigration and coloniz...

    Authors: Christopher J Paradise, Jarrod D Blue, John Q Burkhart, Justin Goldberg, Lauren Harshaw, Katherine D Hawkins, Benjamin Kegan, Tyler Krentz, Leslie Smith and Shawn Villalpando

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:22

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The transition from water to land was a key event in the evolution of vertebrates that occurred over a period of 15–20 million years towards the end of the Devonian. Tetrapods, including all land-living verteb...

    Authors: Nathan S Hart, Helena J Bailes, Misha Vorobyev, N Justin Marshall and Shaun P Collin

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:21

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Plant defense strategy is usually a result of trade-offs between growth and differentiation (i.e. Optimal Defense Theory – ODT, Growth Differentiation Balance hypothesis – GDB, Plant Apparency Theory – PAT). I...

    Authors: Gérard Pergent, Charles-François Boudouresque, Olivier Dumay, Christine Pergent-Martini and Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:20

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  26. Ninety-one rodent plague epidemics have occurred in Lianghe county, Yunnan Province, China, between 1990 and 2006. This study aimed to identify predictors for the presence and abundance of small mammals in hou...

    Authors: Jia-Xiang Yin, Alan Geater, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Xing-Qi Dong, Chun-Hong Du, You-Hong Zhong and Edward McNeil

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:18

    Content type: Research article

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  27. At depths below 10 m, reefs are dominated by blue-green light because seawater selectively absorbs the longer, 'red' wavelengths beyond 600 nm from the downwelling sunlight. Consequently, the visual pigments o...

    Authors: Nico K Michiels, Nils Anthes, Nathan S Hart, Jürgen Herler, Alfred J Meixner, Frank Schleifenbaum, Gregor Schulte, Ulrike E Siebeck, Dennis Sprenger and Matthias F Wucherer

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:16

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Understanding the dispersal and genetic structure of invasive insects across islands is important for designing management plans that are appropriate at spatial and temporal scales. For invasive parasites, pop...

    Authors: Rachael Y Dudaniec, Michael G Gardner, Steve Donnellan and Sonia Kleindorfer

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:13

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  29. In the androdioecious nematode Caenorhabditis elegans virtually all progeny produced by hermaphrodite self-fertilization is hermaphrodite while 50% of the progeny that results from cross-fertilization by a male i...

    Authors: Viktoria Wegewitz, Hinrich Schulenburg and Adrian Streit

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:12

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Tobler's first law of geography, 'Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things' also applies to biological systems as illustrated by a general and strong occur...

    Authors: Stine Bjorholm, Jens-Christian Svenning, Flemming Skov and Henrik Balslev

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:11

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The Brazilian Atlantic Forest is highly endangered and only about 7% of the original forest remains, most of which consists of fragments of secondary forest. Small mammals in the Atlantic Forest have different...

    Authors: Thomas Püttker, Renata Pardini, Yvonne Meyer-Lucht and Simone Sommer

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:9

    Content type: Research article

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