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Conservation management often focuses on counteracting the adverse effects of human activities on threatened populations. However, conservation measures may unintentionally relax selection by allowing the 'survival of the not-so-fit', increasing the risk of fixation of maladaptive traits. Here, we report such a case in the critically-endangered Chatham(More)
s of keynotes addresses and posters presented at the sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city(More)
In recent years the possibility of environmental oestrogens affecting the reproduction of vertebrates has become an issue of both public and scientific interest. Although the significance of such chemicals remains controversial there is clear evidence that, in some contexts, environmental oestrogens can influence the fertility of vertebrates. Highly(More)
Doppler indexes were measured in 14 renal arteries in 13 patients before and after percutaneous transluminal angioplasty to determine if changes in these parameters occurred after the procedure. Angioplasty was technically and clinically successful in 12 cases, and adequate Doppler signals were obtained from 13 of 14 arteries. The pulsatility index,(More)
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