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Functional trait niches of North American lotic insects: traits-based ecological applications in light of phylogenetic relationships
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A new database on species-trait composition of North American lotic insects is created and some ideas about how specific trait linkages, statistical correlations among traits, and evolutionary lability of traits can be used in combination with a mechanistic understanding of trait response along environmental gradients to select robust traits useful for a more predictive community ecology are concluded.
A database of lotic invertebrate traits for North America
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This document summarizes current capabilities, research and operational priorities, and plans for further studies that were established at the 2015 USGS workshop on quantitative hazard assessments of earthquake-triggered landsliding and liquefaction in the Central American region.
An introduction to the aquatic insects of North America. 4th edition
  • B. Kondratieff
  • Geography
    Journal of the North American Benthological…
  • 1 March 2009
A DNA Barcode Library for North American Ephemeroptera: Progress and Prospects
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It is imperative that type or topotype specimens be sequenced to correctly associate barcode clusters with morphological species concepts and to determine the status of currently synonymized species.
A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Detection of Clandestine Graves
A multidisciplinary team that is comprised of professionals from industry, academia, and law enforcement who are studying methods to locate clandestine graves has been formed in Colorado. This
Selenium hyperaccumulation reduces plant arthropod loads in the field.
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The effectiveness of selenium (Se) as an arthropod deterrent was investigated under field conditions and it is suggested that invertebrate herbivory may have contributed to the evolution of Se hyperaccumulation.
At last, a Pennsylvanian stem-stonefly (Plecoptera) discovered
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Continuing efforts on the systematics of Pennsylvanian winged insects indicate a fauna more diverse than previously appreciated, which suggests that insects already had a long, yet undocumented, history by this time.
The Occurrence Of Nitidula Flavomaculata (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) On A Human Corpse
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Wereport the infestation of a human corpse by the Palearctic nitidulid beetle Nitidula flavomaculata in Adams County, Colorado, which may have become a member of the cold-season carrion community, previously dominated by a fly, the cheese skipper, Piophila casei, along the Front Range of Colorado.
Cryptic species diversity reveals biogeographic support for the ‘mountain passes are higher in the tropics’ hypothesis
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Higher species richness and smaller elevational ranges are found in Ecuador than Colorado, but only after quantifying and accounting for cryptic diversity, underscoring the importance of uncovering cryptic species to understand global biodiversity patterns.
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