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sensitive species

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Plant or animal species which are susceptible to changes in habitat or to impacts from human activities.

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The challenges of urban living

Danielle F. Shanahan, Michael W. Strohbach, Paige S. Warren and Richard A. Fuller.

in Avian Urban Ecology

November 2013; p ublished online May 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 11541 words.

This chapter first discusses the challenges posed by the urban environment for bird populations. These include habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, alteration of resource flows, pollution,...

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Dragonflies as focal organisms in contemporary conservation biology

Michael J. Samways.

in Dragonflies and Damselflies

August 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 6403 words.

Freshwater ecosystems worldwide are highly threatened. As a consequence, many dragonfly species are also threatened. The threats to them are many and varied, including invasive alien plants...

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Salticidae

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

; order Araneae, suborder Araneomorphae)

Family of spiders which have only two tarsal claws. They are medium to small spiders in which the carapace is square-fronted. The anterior...

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Forecasting decline in ecosystem services under realistic scenarios of extinction

J. Emmett Duffy, Diane S. Srivastava, Jennie McLaren, Mahesh Sankaran, Martin Solan, John Griffin, Mark Emmerson and Kate E. Jones.

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing

July 2009; p ublished online September 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 9308 words.

Biodiversity-Ecosystem functioning research remains incompletely integrated with practical conservation by inadequately incorporating the deterministic nature of biodiversity change, which...

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Post-Fledging Mobility in an Urban Landscape

Kara Whittaker and John M. Marzluff.

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

October 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Vertebrates. 8307 words.

Successful movement between isolated habitat patches may be necessary for sensitive bird populations to remain viable in the face of habitat loss and fragmentation from urbanization. We...

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Cobitidae

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

; subclass Actinopterygii, order Cypriniformes)

A family of mainly small, slender-bodied, freshwater fish, that have tiny scales and toothless jaws. The ventrally positioned mouth...

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Advances in techniques to study incubation

J.A. Smith, C.B. Cooper and S.J. Reynolds.

in Nests, Eggs, and Incubation

August 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Vertebrates. 9108 words.

Knowledge of incubation is vital for conservation and management of birds that provide ecosystem services. However, incubation is problematic to study because this is when many species are...

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Ecosystem Responses

William G. Wilson.

in Stormwater

July 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 9553 words.

This chapter discusses human disturbances to watersheds, streams and riparian buffers. The harms include the typical channeling of the urban stream syndrome, higher stream temperatures, and...

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Amblypygi

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

; class Arachnida)

Order of dark-coloured arachnids, in which the abdomen is flat, oval, without a telson, and lacking a terminal flagellum, spray glands, and spinnerets. The first...

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Crotalidae

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

; order Squamata, suborder Serpentes)

A family of venomous snakes which are closely related to true vipers (Viperidae) but which have heat-sensitive pit organs just behind the...

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Zebra Stripes

Tim Caro.

December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology. 318 pages.

Zebras are infamous for their contrasting black and white stripes and their unique striping pattern among mammals has been discussed since Wallace and Darwin. Many very different ideas have...

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Survey of the prevalence of Salmonella species on laying hen farms in Kosovo

B. Hulaj, P. Çabeli, I. Goga, N. Taylor, C. Hess and M. l. Hess.

in Poultry Science

September 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5591 words.

A survey on the prevalence of Salmonella (S.) species was carried out on 39 layer farms in Kosovo between April and September 2012. In total 367 samples, comprising feces, dust, eggs, and...

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Braconid Wasp (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Diversity in Forest Plots Under Different Silvicultural Methods

in Environmental Entomology

December 1999; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4914 words.

Braconid wasps were used as an indicator group to test the hypothesis that the degree of disturbance in silvicultural treatments will change the total abundance and composition of species....

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Acute phase proteins and stress markers in the immediate response to a combined vaccination against Newcastle disease and infectious bronchitis viruses in specific pathogen free (SPF) layer chicks

Haider Kaab, Maureen M Bain and Peter David Eckersall.

in Poultry Science

February 2018; p ublished online November 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases. 5024 words.

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Vaccination is an important tool in poultry health, but is itself a stressor often resulting in a reduction in feed intake, body weight gain, and...

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Apis cerana Is Less Sensitive to Most Neonicotinoids, Despite of Their Smaller Body Mass

Meng Yue, Shudong Luo, Jialin Liu and Jie Wu.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

February 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 3525 words.

Abstract

Multiple stressors and interaction between them may be responsible for the decline of global pollinators. Among them, exposure to neonicotinoids has...

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Rapid Inventory of the Ant Assemblage in a Temperate Hardwood Forest: Species Composition and Assessment of Sampling Methods

Aaron M. Ellison, Sydne Record, Alexander Arguello and Nicholas J. Gotelli.

in Environmental Entomology

August 2007; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 7024 words.

Ants are key indicators of ecological change, but few studies have investigated how ant assemblages respond to dramatic changes in vegetation structure in temperate forests. Pests and...

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Diapause Induction in Apolygus lucorum and Adelphocoris suturalis (Hemiptera: Miridae) in Northern China

Hongqiang Feng, Peiyu Chen, Guoping Li, Feng Qiu and Xianru Guo.

in Environmental Entomology

December 2012; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 4471 words.

With widespread planting of Bt cotton and an associated reduction in the use of broad-spectrum insecticides, the mirid bugs Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür) and Adelphocoris suturalis Jakovlev...

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Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Hemocyanins in Dinocras cephalotes and Perla marginata (Plecoptera)

V. Amore, M. A. Puig García, A. M. Timperio, G. Egidi, N. Ubero-Pascal and R. Fochetti.

in Environmental Entomology

February 2011; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 3234 words.

Hemocyanins are large oligomeric respiratory proteins found in many arthropods and mollusks. The overall expression of hemocyanin mRNA, revealed by studies on Plecoptera hemocyanin...

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Molecular Identification of an Invasive Wood-Boring Insect Lyctus brunneus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae: Lyctinae) Using Frass by Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification and Nested PCR Assays

Tatsuya Ide, Natsumi Kanzaki, Wakako Ohmura and Kimiko Okabe.

in Journal of Economic Entomology

June 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 3221 words.

Lyctus brunneus (Stephens) is one of the most destructive and worldwide invasive pests of seasoned woods for wooden products. This and other pest Lyctus species have had their...

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Comparative Dispersal of Trichogramma evanescens and Trichogramma pretiosum (Hymenoptera: Trichogrammatidae) in Relation to Environmental Conditions

François Fournier and Guy Boivin.

in Environmental Entomology

February 2000; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entomology. 5557 words.

Insect parasitoids have to disperse to locate host habitat and host, and individuals of small species, such as egg parasitoids, are expected to be very sensitive to climatic conditions...

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