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  1. Finger millet is the fourth major crop in Nepal and is cultivated in a traditional integrated subsistence system. Timely rain and appropriate temperature predominately affects crop distribution and yield. Clim...

    Authors: Dol Raj Luitel, Mohan Siwakoti, Mohan D. Joshi, Muniappan Rangaswami and Pramod K. Jha

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are contributing to species die-offs worldwide. We can better understand EIDs by using ecological approaches to study pathogen biology. For example, pathogens are exposed to...

    Authors: Alexa L. Lindauer, Paul A. Maier and Jamie Voyles

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Invasive exotic species have caused significant problems, and the effects of extreme precipitation and drought, which might occur more frequently under the global climate change scenarios, on interspecific rel...

    Authors: Xiao Guo, Zhen-Wei Xu, Ming-Yan Li, Xiao-Huang Ren, Jian Liu and Wei-Hua Guo

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Unfortunately, the original version of the article [1] contained an error. The author has brought to our attention that the article title is truncated in the published version. The correct title is American foulb...

    Authors: Jörg G. Stephan, Joachim R. de Miranda and Eva Forsgren

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:16

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Ecology 2020 20:15

  5. The most severe bacterial disease of honeybees is American foulbrood (AFB). The epidemiology of AFB is driven by the extreme spore resilience, the difficulty of bees to remove these spores, and the considerabl...

    Authors: Jörg G. Stephan, Joachim R. de Miranda and Eva Forsgren

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:15

    Content type: Research article

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology 2020 20:16

  6. Natural habitats are typically structured, imposing constraints on inhabiting populations and their interactions. Which conditions are important for coexistence of diverse communities, and how cooperative inte...

    Authors: Lukas Geyrhofer and Naama Brenner

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:14

    Content type: Research article

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  7. A long-term experiment at two trial sites in Kenya has been on-going since 2007 to assess the effect of organic and conventional farming systems on productivity, profitability and sustainability. During these ...

    Authors: John J. Anyango, David Bautze, Komi K. M. Fiaboe, Zipporah O. Lagat, Anne W. Muriuki, Sibylle Stöckli, Judith Riedel, Gladys K. Onyambu, Martha W. Musyoka, Edward N. Karanja and Noah Adamtey

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Glucocorticoids mediate responses to perceived stressors, thereby restoring homeostasis. However, prolonged glucocorticoid elevation may cause homeostatic overload. Using extensive field investigations of band...

    Authors: Pete N. Laver, André Ganswindt, Stefanie B. Ganswindt and Kathleen A. Alexander

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Optimal foraging theory explains how animals make foraging decisions based on the availability, nutritional content, and handling times of different food types. Generalists solve this problem by consuming a va...

    Authors: Kristen Petrov, Ricky-John Spencer, Natasha Malkiewicz, Jessica Lewis, Claudia Keitel and James U. Van Dyke

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Occurrences in land use, human activities and climate change have both direct and indirect influences on the environment. Of interest for this study is mining; a common activity in developing countries such as...

    Authors: Adegbite A. Adesipo, Sehinde Akinbiola, Olusegun O. Awotoye, Ayobami T. Salami and Dirk Freese

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Breeding programs and research activities where artificial buzz-pollinations are required to have primarily relied upon using tuning forks, and bumble bees. However, these methods can be expensive, unreliable,...

    Authors: Mandeep Tayal, Jesus Chavana and Rupesh R. Kariyat

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:8

    Content type: Methodology article

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  12. Assessing wildlife movements and habitat use is important for species conservation and management and can be informative for understanding population dynamics. The African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) population of ...

    Authors: Annette Roug, Epaphras A. Muse, Deana L. Clifford, Randy Larsen, Goodluck Paul, Daniel Mathayo, Donald Mpanduji, Jonna A. K. Mazet, Rudovick Kazwala, Halima Kiwango and Woutrina Smith

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The availability of preferred habitats determines the spatial and temporal distribution of herbivores in savanna ecosystems. Understanding habitat preference of a targeted wildlife species is crucial for devel...

    Authors: Misganaw Tamrat, Anagaw Atickem, Diress Tsegaye, Paul Evangelista, Afework Bekele and Nils Chr. Stenseth

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Wild boars (Sus scrofa L.) are globally widely distributed, and their populations have increased in Europe during recent decades. Encounters between humans and wild boars are rare because of the predominantly noc...

    Authors: Franz Johann, Markus Handschuh, Peter Linderoth, Carsten F. Dormann and Janosch Arnold

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:4

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Accurate network models of species interaction could be used to predict population dynamics and be applied to manage real world ecosystems. Most relevant models are nonlinear, however, and data available from ...

    Authors: Chen Liao, Joao B. Xavier and Zhenduo Zhu

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In fragmented landscapes, natural and anthropogenic disturbances coupled with successional processes result in the destruction and creation of habitat patches. Disturbances are expected to reduce metapopulatio...

    Authors: Frederico Mestre, Ricardo Pita, António Mira and Pedro Beja

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Pleistocene glaciations have had an important impact on the species distribution and community composition of the North American biota. Species survived these glacial cycles south of the ice sheets and/or in o...

    Authors: Anna M. Solecki, Jeffrey H. Skevington, Christopher M. Buddle and Terry A. Wheeler

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:53

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In recent decades, a decrease of passerine densities was documented in Mediterranean shrublands. At the same time, a widespread encroachment of Aleppo pines (Pinus halepensis) to Mediterranean shrubland occurred....

    Authors: Asaf Ben-David, Hila Shamon, Ido Izhaki, Ronny Efronny, Roi Maor and Tamar Dayan

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:52

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Stellera chamaejasme L. is a poisonous plant widely distributes in degraded grasslands in China. The mechanism underlying its spread remains unknown. In some degraded grasslands, S. chamaejasme has gradually repl...

    Authors: Lizhu Guo, Jiahuan Li, Wei He, Li Liu, Ding Huang and Kun Wang

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:50

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The tomato red spider mite, Tetranychus evansi Baker & Pritchard (Acari: Tetranychidae), is an agricultural pest of solanaceous crops. Although T. evansi is of South American subtropical origin, it has recently e...

    Authors: Noureldin Abuelfadl Ghazy, Tetsuo Gotoh and Takeshi Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:48

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Some pathogenic bacteria have been developing as a part of terrestrial and aquatic microbial ecosystems. Bacteria are consumed by bacteriovorous protists which are readily consumed by larger organisms. Being n...

    Authors: Valentina I. Pushkareva, Julia I. Podlipaeva, Andrew V. Goodkov and Svetlana A. Ermolaeva

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:47

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Vector-borne diseases are among the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in humans and animals. In the Afrotropical region, some are transmitted by Culicoides, such as Akabane, bluetongue, epizootic haemorrh...

    Authors: Mamadou Ciss, Biram Biteye, Assane Gueye Fall, Moussa Fall, Marie Cicille Ba Gahn, Louise Leroux and Andrea Apolloni

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:45

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Hosts and their parasites are under reciprocal selection, leading to coevolution. However, parasites depend not only on a host, but also on the host’s environment. In addition, a single host species is rarely ...

    Authors: Qiang Wu, Murielle Richard, Alexis Rutschmann, Donald B. Miles and Jean Clobert

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:44

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In light of the biodiversity crisis and our limited ability to explain variation in biodiversity, tools to quantify spatial and temporal variation in biodiversity and its underlying drivers are critically need...

    Authors: Ane Kirstine Brunbjerg, Hans Henrik Bruun, Lars Brøndum, Aimée T. Classen, Lars Dalby, Kåre Fog, Tobias G. Frøslev, Irina Goldberg, Anders Johannes Hansen, Morten D. D. Hansen, Toke T. Høye, Anders A. Illum, Thomas Læssøe, Gregory S. Newman, Lars Skipper, Ulrik Søchting…

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:43

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  25. The Yangtze River is the third largest river in the world and suffers from extensive anthropogenic impacts. The fishes in the Yangtze River are essential for the sustainable development of freshwater fisheries...

    Authors: Xiao Xie, Hui Zhang, Chengyou Wang, Jinming Wu, Qiwei Wei, Hao Du, Junyi Li and Huan Ye

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:42

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  26. Understanding how traditional agriculture systems have been maintained would help design sustainable agriculture. In this study, we examined how farmers have used two types of local trees (Torreya grandis) for st...

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Liangliang Hu, Liang Guo, Weizheng Ren, Lufeng Zhao, Ningjing Wang, Entao Zhang, Jianjun Tang and Xin Chen

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:41

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Farming practices vary from farmer to farmer and from place to place depending on a number of factors including the agroclimatic condition, infrastructure (e.g. irrigation facilities) and management mechanisms...

    Authors: Caesar Agula, Franklin Nantui Mabe, Mamudu Abunga Akudugu, Saa Dittoh, Sylvester Nsobire Ayambila and Ayaga Bawah

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:38

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Maintenance of biodiversity is an integral part of sustainable forest management. Epiphytic bryophytes are an important element of biodiversity. Thus, this work aims to study the role of different physical and...

    Authors: Sumira Mukhia, Palash Mandal, D. K. Singh and Devendra Singh

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:37

    Content type: Research article

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  29. To understand and predict the distribution of foragers, it is crucial to identify the factors that affect individual movement decisions at different scales. Individuals are expected to adjust their foraging mo...

    Authors: Mia Wege, P. J. Nico de Bruyn, Mark A. Hindell, Mary-Anne Lea and Marthán N. Bester

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:36

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In Japan, invasive raccoons cause severe ecological and social problems by transmitting pathogens to humans, livestock, and native species, causing substantial crop damage, and competing with native species. P...

    Authors: Aya Osaki, Mariko Sashika, Go Abe, Kohei Shinjo, Ayako Fujimoto, Mariko Nakai, Michito Shimozuru and Toshio Tsubota

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:35

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The occurrence and frequency of plant–pollinator interactions are acknowledged to be a function of multiple factors, including the spatio-temporal distribution of species. The study of pollination specializati...

    Authors: Soraya Villalobos, José Manuel Sevenello-Montagner and Jana C. Vamosi

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:34

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  32. The grasshopper Oedaleus asiaticus Bey-Bienko (Acrididae: Oedipodinae) is a dominant and economically important pest that is widely distributed across the Mongolian plateau. This herbivore pest causes major damag...

    Authors: Xinghu Qin, Huihui Wu, Xunbing Huang, T. Ryan Lock, Robert L. Kallenbach, Jingchuan Ma, Md. Panna Ali, Xiongbing Tu, Guangchun Cao, Guangjun Wang, Xiangqun Nong, Mark R. McNeill and Zehua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:32

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  33. The European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) typically resides in open habitats in agriculturally dominated landscapes in Europe. Over recent decades, a widely observed population decline occurred, which was attribu...

    Authors: Katharina Sliwinski, Katrin Ronnenberg, Klaus Jung, Egbert Strauß and Ursula Siebert

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:31

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  34. Circular data are gathered in diverse fields of science where measured traits are cyclical in nature: such as compass directions or times of day. The most common statistical question asked of a sample of circu...

    Authors: Lukas Landler, Graeme D. Ruxton and E. Pascal Malkemper

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:30

    Content type: Methodology article

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  35. Self-incompatible plants require simultaneous flowering mates for crosspollination and reproduction. Though the presence of flowering conspecifics and pollination agents are important for reproductive success,...

    Authors: Ute Fricke, Dani Lucas-Barbosa and Jacob C. Douma

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:29

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  36. Anurans largely rely on acoustic communication for sexual selection and reproduction. While multiple studies have focused on the calling activity patterns of prolonged breeding assemblages, species that concen...

    Authors: Juan Sebastian Ulloa, Thierry Aubin, Diego Llusia, Élodie A. Courtois, Antoine Fouquet, Philippe Gaucher, Sandrine Pavoine and Jérôme Sueur

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:28

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  37. The Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus muta japonica lives in the alpine zones of central Japan, which is the southern limit of the global distribution for this species. This species is highly dependent on alpine habitats, w...

    Authors: Masanobu Hotta, Ikutaro Tsuyama, Katsuhiro Nakao, Masaaki Ozeki, Motoki Higa, Yuji Kominami, Takashi Hamada, Tetsuya Matsui, Masatsugu Yasuda and Nobuyuki Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:23

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  38. Marine soft sediments are some of the most widespread habitats in the ocean, playing a vital role in global carbon cycling, but are amongst the least studied with regard to species composition and ecosystem fu...

    Authors: Belinda J. Vause, Simon A. Morley, Vera G. Fonseca, Anna Jażdżewska, Gail V. Ashton, David K. A. Barnes, Hendrik Giebner, Melody S. Clark and Lloyd S. Peck

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:27

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  39. Consumers should show strong spatial preferences when foraging in environments where food availability is highly heterogeneous and predictable. Postdispersal granivores face this scenario in most arid areas, w...

    Authors: Fernando A. Milesi, Javier Lopez de Casenave and Víctor R. Cueto

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:25

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  40. Invasive plants commonly occupy diverse habitats and thus must adapt to changing environmental pressures through altering their traits and economics spectra, and addressing these patterns and their drivers has...

    Authors: Li-Jia Dong and Wei-Ming He

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:24

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  41. In the brackish Baltic Sea, shedding of adventitious branches is central to asexual recruitment of new thalli in the brown algae Fucus vesiculosus and F. radicans. To test which factors influence the formation of...

    Authors: Alexandra Kinnby, Ricardo T. Pereyra, Jonathan N. Havenhand, Pierre De Wit, Per R. Jonsson, Henrik Pavia and Kerstin Johannesson

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2019 19:22

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