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  1. Species distribution models are commonly used tools to describe diversity patterns and support conservation measures. There is a wide range of approaches to developing SDMs, each highlighting different charact...

    Authors: Casper Kraan, Simon F. Thrush and Carsten F. Dormann

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Migrant birds travel between their breeding areas and wintering grounds by alternating energetically and physiologically demanding flights with periods of rest and fuelling, so-called stopovers. An important i...

    Authors: Heiko Schmaljohann and Thomas Klinner

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:36

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  3. Spatial conservation prioritisation (SCP) is a set of computational tools designed to support the efficient spatial allocation of priority areas for conservation actions, but it is subject to many sources of u...

    Authors: Ahmed El-Gabbas, Francis Gilbert and Carsten F. Dormann

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:35

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  4. The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a conspicuous insect that has experienced a drastic population decline over the past two decades. While there are several factors contributing to dwindling monarch popu...

    Authors: Matthew Z. Brym, Cassandra Henry, Shannon P. Lukashow-Moore, Brett J. Henry, Natasja van Gestel and Ronald J. Kendall

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:33

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  5. The long-tailed duck (Clangula hyemalis) was categorized as ´Vulnerable` by the IUCN after a study revealed a rapid wintering population decline of 65% between 1992–1993 and 2007–2009 in the Baltic Sea. As knowle...

    Authors: Thiemo Karwinkel, Ingrid L. Pollet, Sandra Vardeh, Helmut Kruckenberg, Petr Glazov, Julia Loshchagina, Alexander Kondratyev, Benjamin Merkel, Jochen Bellebaum and Petra Quillfeldt

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The wild radishes, Raphanus raphanistrum and R. pugioniformis (Brassicaceae) are native to the East Mediterranean region. However, whereas R. raphanistrum is widely distributed worldwide, the endemic R. pugionifo...

    Authors: J. Ziffer-Berger, Y. Waitz, E. Behar, O. Ben Joseph, L. Bezalel, H. Wasserstrom, P. K. Bajpai, S. Bhattacharya, F. Przesdzink, E. Westberg, K. Mummenhoff and O. Barazani

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:30

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The ‘classical’ concept of species diversity was extended in the last decades into other dimensions focusing on the functional and phylogenetic diversity of communities. These measures are often argued to allo...

    Authors: Elia Guariento, Patrick Strutzenberger, Christine Truxa and Konrad Fiedler

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:29

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Earthworm communities are generally very sensitive to physico-chemical properties of the soil in different agro-ecosystem i.e. cultivated or non-cultivated which directly or indirectly influence the earthworm ...

    Authors: Sharanpreet Singh, Ayushi Sharma, Kiran Khajuria, Jaswinder Singh and Adarsh Pal Vig

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Liriope muscari (Decne.) L.H. Bailey is a valuable horticultural and medicinal plant that grows under a range of light intensities, from high to low, in the understories of shrubs. To understand how this species ...

    Authors: J. J. Zhang, L. Zhu, X. Zhang and J. Zhou

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In species with complex life cycles, size at metamorphosis is a key life-history trait which reflects the complex interactions between costs and benefits of life in the aquatic and terrestrial environments. Wh...

    Authors: Diana Székely, Dan Cogălniceanu, Paul Székely, Diego Armijos-Ojeda, Valentina Espinosa-Mogrovejo and Mathieu Denoël

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Alpine alder vegetation acts upon the nearby grass and dwarf shrub vegetation by the nitrogen supply from the symbiotic bacteria Frankia alni of Alnus viridis. This has been studied in two transects concerning pl...

    Authors: Rexha Kaltrina, Bego Kristi, Zyruku Dea, Shuka Lulezim, Husi René, Schneller Jakob and Bachofen Reinhard

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Chlorops oryzae is an important pest of rice crops. There have been frequent outbreaks of this pest in recent years and it has become the main rice pest in some regions. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of fr...

    Authors: Ailin Zhou, Ping Tian, Zhongcai Li, Xinwen Li, Xiaoping Tan, Zhengbing Zhang, Lin Qiu, Hualiang He, Wenbing Ding and Youzhi Li

    Citation: BMC Ecology 2020 20:22

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology 2020 20:38

  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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  35. 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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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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