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Dispersal in freshwater invertebrates
▪ Abstract Movement between discrete habitat patches can present significant challenges to organisms. Freshwater invertebrates achieve dispersal using a variety of mechanisms that can be broadlyExpand
The Effect of Geographical Scale of Sampling on DNA Barcoding
Abstract Eight years after DNA barcoding was formally proposed on a large scale, CO1 sequences are rapidly accumulating from around the world. While studies to date have mostly targeted local orExpand
Mediterranean Europe as an area of endemism for small mammals rather than a source for northwards postglacial colonization
There is a general perception that central and northern Europe were colonized by range expansion from Mediterranean refugia at the end of the last glaciation. Data from various species support thisExpand
Dispersal, Genetic Differentiation and Speciation in Estuarine Organisms
For some of their occupants, estuaries represent spatially discrete habitats, isolated from each other by barriers to dispersal or physiological tolerance. We present contrasting strategies for theExpand
Does macrophyte fractal complexity drive invertebrate diversity, biomass and body size distributions?
Habitat structure is one of the fundamental factors determining the distribution of organisms at all spatial scales, and vegetation is of primary importance in shaping the structural environment forExpand
Thermal tolerance, acclimatory capacity and vulnerability to global climate change
Despite evidence that organismal distributions are shifting in response to recent climatic warming, we have little information on direct links between species' physiology and vulnerability to climateExpand
How wide to cast the net? Cross-taxon congruence of species richness, community similarity and indicator taxa in ponds
Summary 1. Broad-scale assessments of biodiversity often rely on the use of surrogate taxa, whose reliability has rarely been tested, particularly in freshwater systems. Here we use data from 46Expand
What determines a species' geographical range? Thermal biology and latitudinal range size relationships in European diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae).
1. The geographical range sizes of individual species vary considerably in extent, although the factors underlying this variation remain poorly understood, and could include a number of ecologicalExpand
Development and evaluation of a DNA-barcoding approach for the rapid identification of nematodes
Free-living nematodes are abundant in all marine habitats, are highly diverse, and can be useful for monitoring anthropogenic impacts on the environment. Despite such attributes, nematodes areExpand
Oxygen supply in aquatic ectotherms: partial pressure and solubility together explain biodiversity and size patterns.
Aquatic ectotherms face the continuous challenge of capturing sufficient oxygen from their environment as the diffusion rate of oxygen in water is 3 x 10(5) times lower than in air. Despite theExpand
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