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The Helminth Community of the Red Fox, Vulpes Vulpes , In Dunas de Mira (Portugal) and its effect on host condition
The analysis of 62 foxes collected by hunters between 2000 and 2006 revealed that the helminth community of the red fox in Dunas de Mira is composed by 20 species. Over 90% of the foxes wereExpand
Modeling the occupancy of sympatric carnivorans in a Mediterranean ecosystem
Site occupancy provides a reasonable estimate of population status and trends, and it also provides an unbiased, cost-effective alternative method for large-scale, multispecies monitoring programs.Expand
Ecological aspects influencing the helminth community of the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus in Dunas de Mira, Portugal
This paper presents the first extensive data on the helminth community of the wood mouse Apodemus sylvaticus in a coastal sand dune area in Portugal. The 557 hosts analysed in this study were trappedExpand
Toxic Element Concentration in the Atlantic Gannet Morus bassanus (Pelecaniformes, Sulidae) in Portugal
The present study provides the first data on inorganic element levels in juvenile, subadult, and adult Atlantic gannets (Morus bassanus). Physiological and potentially toxic elements (As, Cd, Co, Cr,Expand
Concentration of some toxic elements in Oryctolagus cuniculus and in its intestinal cestode Mosgovoyia ctenoides, in Dunas de Mira (Portugal).
The need for sentinel organisms reflecting small-scale changes in heavy metal pollution of different habitats has been previously stated and the role of terrestrial mammalian parasites has beenExpand
Spatial colonization by feral domestic catsFelis catus of former wildcatFelis silvestris silvestris home ranges
Presently, wildcatFelis silvestris silvestris Schreber, 1777 populations are fragmented and rapidly declining in most of Europe. Although habitat destruction possibly constitutes the most seriousExpand
Helminth species richness in wild wood mice, Apodemus sylvaticus, is enhanced by the presence of the intestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus
SUMMARY We analysed 3 independently collected datasets of fully censused helminth burdens in wood mice, Apodemus sylvaticus, testing the a priori hypothesis of Behnke et al. (2005) that the presenceExpand
Assessing heavy metal pollution using Great Tits (Parus major): feathers and excrements from nestlings and adults
Passerine species have been increasingly used as bioindicators of metal bioaccumulation especially by taking benefit of non-invasive procedures, such as collecting feathers and excrements. In 2009,Expand
Trace Elements in Faeces of Great Tit Nestlings in Relation to Breeding Performance in Coastal Areas in Central Portugal
This long-term study (2003–2010) compared the breeding parameters of great tits living in a paper-and-pulp–industry area to those of great tits living in a rural area on the west coast of Portugal.Expand
Perch and Its Parasites as Heavy Metal Biomonitors in a Freshwater Environment: The Case Study of the Ružín Water Reservoir, Slovakia
Heavy metal concentrations were determined in 43 perches (Perca fluviatilis) and in two of its most common parasites, the acanthocephalan Acanthocephalus lucii and the cestode P. percae, collected in the period 2009–2010 from Ružín, a seriously polluted water reservoir in Slovakia. Expand