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Dung Beetle Conservation: Effects of Habitat and Resource Selection (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea)
There is increasing concern about the conservation of dung beetles which are threatened by several peculiar dangers world-wide, both at the population and community level. A noticeable threat inExpand
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The Effects of Body Mass on Dung Removal Efficiency in Dung Beetles
Understanding of the role of body mass in structural-functional relationships is pressing, particularly because species losses often occur non-randomly with respect to body size. Our study examinedExpand
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Greenhouse gas emissions from dung pats vary with dung beetle species and with assemblage composition
Cattle farming is a major source of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Recent research suggests that GHG fluxes from dung pats could be affected by biotic interactions involving dung beetles. Whether and howExpand
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Biogeographical patterns of genetic differentiation in dung beetles of the genus Trypocopris (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae) inferred from mtDNA and AFLP analyses
Aim  To examine the phylogeography and population structure of three dung beetle species of the genus Trypocopris (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae). We wanted to test whether genetic differences andExpand
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Habitat use and movement patterns in the endangered ground beetle species, Carabus olympiae (Coleoptera: Carabidae)
One of the most compelling challenges for conservation biologists is the preservation of species with restricted ranges. Carabus olympiae Sella, 1855, a ground beetle species inhabiting two smallExpand
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Allometric relationships and character evolution in Onthophagus taurus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)
Allometric relationships in primary sexual traits (male and female genitalia), secondary sexual traits (male horns and female carinae), and non-sex-related traits (external body traits, epipharynxExpand
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The impact of high-altitude ski pistes on ground-dwelling arthropods in the Alps
The development of winter sport resorts above the timberline may affect every ecosystem component. We analyzed the effect of ski-pistes on the abundance and species richness of arthropods (namelyExpand
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A new cryptic ground beetle species from the Alps characterised via geometric morphometrics
The European Alps support several ground beetle Nebria (Nebriola) species, which are morphologically similar. A study conducted on a Nebriola population located between the Eastern Pennine andExpand
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Habitat selection and interspecific territoriality in sympatric warblers at two Italian marshland areas
The warbler communities of two marshland areas of north-western Italy with a partially different vegetation were studied for 3 years in order to determine their ecological organization, especiallyExpand
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Shape - but Not Size - Codivergence between Male and Female Copulatory Structures in Onthophagus Beetles
Genitalia are among the fastest evolving morphological traits in arthropods. Among the many hypotheses aimed at explaining this observation, some explicitly or implicitly predict concomitant male andExpand
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