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  1. Meiofauna – multicellular animals captured between sieve size 45 μm and 1000 μm – are a fundamental component of terrestrial, and marine benthic ecosystems, forming an integral element of food webs, and playin...

    Authors: Chester J Sands, Peter Convey, Katrin Linse and Sandra J McInnes

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:7

    Content type: Methodology article

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  2. Plotless density estimators are those that are based on distance measures rather than counts per unit area (quadrats or plots) to estimate the density of some usually stationary event, e.g. burrow openings, da...

    Authors: Neil A White, Richard M Engeman, Robert T Sugihara and Heather W Krupa

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:6

    Content type: Methodology article

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  3. Anopheles darlingi is the most important malaria vector in the Neotropics. An understanding of A. darlingi's population structure and contemporary gene flow patterns is necessary if vector populations are to be s...

    Authors: Lisa Mirabello, Joseph H Vineis, Stephen P Yanoviak, Vera M Scarpassa, Marinete M Póvoa, Norma Padilla, Nicole L Achee and Jan E Conn

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Competitive displacement of a weakly virulent pathogen strain by a more virulent strain is one route to disease emergence. However the mechanisms by which pathogens compete for access to hosts are poorly under...

    Authors: Kathryn A Hanley, Jacob T Nelson, Erin E Schirtzinger, Stephen S Whitehead and Christopher T Hanson

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2008 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  5. According to the classical model of Macevicz and Oster, annual eusocial insects should show a clear dichotomous "bang-bang" strategy of resource allocation; colony fitness is maximised when a period of pure co...

    Authors: Oliver Mitesser, Norbert Weissel, Erhard Strohm and Hans-Joachim Poethke

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:16

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Antarctic terrestrial vegetation is subject to one of the most extreme climates on Earth. Currently, parts of Antarctica are one of the fastest warming regions on the planet. During 3 growing seasons, we inves...

    Authors: Stef Bokhorst, Ad Huiskes, Peter Convey and Rien Aerts

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:15

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Free-ranging narwhals (Monodon monoceros) were instrumented in Admiralty Inlet, Canada with both satellite tags to study migration and stock separation and short-term, high-resolution digital archival tags to exp...

    Authors: Rune Dietz, Ari D Shapiro, Mehdi Bakhtiari, Jack Orr, Peter L Tyack, Pierre Richard, Ida Grønborg Eskesen and Greg Marshall

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:14

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is much debate concerning which ecological constraints are the most limiting factors to seedling recruitment in disturbed communities. We provide the first comparison between selective herbivory and plan...

    Authors: Michael H Parsons, Christine M Rafferty, Byron B Lamont, Kenneth Dods and Meredith M Fairbanks

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:13

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Pheromones play an important role for mate finding and courtship in many insects. In species where males are the signaling sex, females are expected to choose among potential mates with regard to the emitter's...

    Authors: Martin Kaltenpoth, Johannes Kroiss and Erhard Strohm

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Changes in land surface phenology are of major importance to the understanding of the impact of recent and future climate changes in the Arctic. This paper presents an extensive study from Zackenberg Ecologica...

    Authors: Mikkel P Tamstorf, Lotte Illeris, Birger U Hansen and Mary Wisz

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In most regions of the world human influences on the distribution of flora and fauna predate complete biotic surveys. In some cases this challenges our ability to discriminate native from introduced species. T...

    Authors: Ronald M Bonett, Kenneth H Kozak, David R Vieites, Alison Bare, Jessica A Wooten and Stanley E Trauth

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:7

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The endemic seagrass Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile colonizes soft bottoms producing highly productive meadows that play a crucial role in coastal ecosystems dynamics. Human activities and natural events are resp...

    Authors: Luciana Migliore, Alice Rotini, Davide Randazzo, Nadia N Albanese and Agata Giallongo

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:6

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Correspondence regarding Wilting A, Fischer F, Bakar SA, Linsenmair KE: Clouded leopards, the secretive top-carnivore of South-East Asian rainforests: their distribution, status and conservation needs in Sabah, M...

    Authors: Chris H Gordon, Anne-Marie E Stewart and Erik Meijaard

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:5

    Content type: Correspondence

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  14. Determining the relative contribution of intrinsic and extrinsic factors to fluctuations in population size, trends and demographic composition is analytically complex. It is often only possible to examine the...

    Authors: Siobhan C de Little, Corey JA Bradshaw, Clive R McMahon and Mark A Hindell

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:3

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Giant Galápagos tortoises on the island of Española have been the focus of an intensive captive breeding-repatriation programme for over 35 years that saved the taxon from extinction. However, analysis of 118 ...

    Authors: Michel C Milinkovitch, Daniel Monteyne, Michael Russello, James P Gibbs, Howard L Snell, Washington Tapia, Cruz Marquez, Adalgisa Caccone and Jeffrey R Powell

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:2

    Content type: Research article

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  16. We investigated the feeding ecology and habitat use of 32 harbour porpoises by-caught in 4 localities along the Scandinavian coast from the North Sea to the Barents Sea using time-integrative markers: stable i...

    Authors: Michaël C Fontaine, Krystal A Tolley, Ursula Siebert, Sylvie Gobert, Gilles Lepoint, Jean-Marie Bouquegneau and Krishna Das

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2007 7:1

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Phages are thought to play a crucial role in the maintenance of diversity in natural bacterial communities. Theory suggests that phages impose density dependent regulation on bacterial populations, preventing ...

    Authors: Michael A Brockhurst, Andrew Fenton, Barrie Roulston and Paul B Rainey

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:19

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In Europe the mountain hare (Lepus timidus) exists in Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, parts of the Alps and in Eastern Europe, but not in Denmark. Interspecific hybridization has been demonstrated between...

    Authors: Tina Fredsted, Trine Wincentz and Palle Villesen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:17

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The continued depletion of tropical rainforests and fragmentation of natural habitats has led to significant ecological changes which place most top carnivores under heavy pressure. Various methods have been u...

    Authors: Andreas Wilting, Frauke Fischer, Soffian Abu Bakar and K Eduard Linsenmair

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:16

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Morus boninensis, is an endemic plant of the Bonin (Ogasawara) Islands of Japan and is categorized as "critically endangered" in the Japanese red data book. However, little information is available about its ecol...

    Authors: Naoki Tani, Hiroshi Yoshimaru, Takayuki Kawahara, Yoshio Hoshi, Fuyuo Nobushima and Takaya Yasui

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:14

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Within semi-closed areas like the Mediterranean Sea, anthropic wastes tend to concentrate in the environment. Metals, in particular, are known to persist in the environment and can affect human health due to a...

    Authors: Marc Gosselin, Jean-Marie Bouquegneau, Frédéric Lefèbvre, Gilles Lepoint, Gerard Pergent, Christine Pergent-Martini and Sylvie Gobert

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:12

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Marine turtles deposit their eggs on tropical or subtropical beaches during discrete nesting seasons that span several months. The number and distribution of nests laid during a nesting season provide vital in...

    Authors: Marc Girondot, Philippe Rivalan, Ronald Wongsopawiro, Jean-Paul Briane, Vincent Hulin, Stéphane Caut, Elodie Guirlet and Matthew H Godfrey

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:11

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Major changes in climate have been observed in the Arctic and climate models predict further amplification of the enhanced greenhouse effect at high-latitudes leading to increased warming. We propose that warm...

    Authors: David M Kristensen, Thomas R Jørgensen, Rasmus K Larsen, Mads C Forchhammer and Kirsten S Christoffersen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:10

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Network analyses of plant-animal interactions hold valuable biological information. They are often used to quantify the degree of specialization between partners, but usually based on qualitative indices such ...

    Authors: Nico Blüthgen, Florian Menzel and Nils Blüthgen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:9

    Content type: Methodology article

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  25. The fertilization success in sperm competition in externally fertilizing fish depends on number and quality of sperm. The time delay between sequential ejaculations may further influence the outcome of sperm c...

    Authors: Theo CM Bakker, Marc Zbinden, Joachim G Frommen, Alexander Weiss and Carlo R Largiadèr

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:7

    Content type: Research article

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  26. About 4 × 105 eggs in more than 5000 marine turtle nests are deposited every year on a 3.6 km long beach in French Guiana (South America). The dry biomass of eggs is estimated to be 5 × 103 kg, yet only 25% of th...

    Authors: Alexandra Maros, Alain Louveaux, Caroline Lelarge and Marc Girondot

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2006 6:6

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Software

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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