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The hierarchical organization of important sites for the conservation or the restoration of fish communities is a great challenge for managers, especially because of financial or time constraints. In this perspective, we developed a methodology, which is easy to implement in different locations. Based on the fish assemblage characteristics of the Loire(More)
We describe the development based on 454 pyrosequencing technology of thirteen microsatellite markers for two closely related species of lamprey: Lampetra fluviatilis and L. planeri. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 2 to 5 in L. fluviatilis and from 2 to 6 in L. planeri. Gene diversity ranged from 0.062 to 0.718 in L. fluviatilis and from 0.322(More)
The sea lamprey Petromyzon marinus, which is among the most phylogenetically ancient vertebrates, is a hematophagous ectoparasite that feeds on vertebrates and is considered vulnerable in Europe but is a pest in the North American Great Lakes. We conducted a literature review of helminth parasites of P. marinus and investigated postmetamorphic lampreys(More)
In recent decades, two of the main management tools used to stem biodiversity erosion have been biodiversity monitoring and the conservation of natural areas. However, socio-economic pressure means that it is not usually possible to preserve the entire landscape, and so the rational prioritisation of sites has become a crucial issue. In this context, and(More)
Fish species diversity can be lost through interacting stressors including habitat loss, stocking and overfishing. Although a multitude of stressors have played a role in the global decline of coregonid (Coregonus spp.) diversity, a number of contemporary studies have identified habitat loss stemming from eutrophication as the primary cause. Unfortunately,(More)
In a warming climate, higher temperatures are likely to modulate positively or negatively the effect of other environmental factors on biota, although such interactions are poorly documented. Here, we explore under controlled conditions the combined effects of two common stressors in freshwater ecosystems, higher temperature and sediment load, on the(More)
In order to appreciate the consequence of tractor driving on the incidence of low back pain 72 tractorists (mean age: 35,1 +/- 6,3; mean first year driving (18,6 +/- 4,8), mean duration of driving (15,2 +/- 4,7) were compared to 62 non tractor driving farm workers (mean age: 36,5 +/- 6,5). Subjects were studied during a systematic yearly examination at the(More)
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