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Unraveling the Life History of Successful Invaders
Successful Invaders Invasive species have been integrated into ecosystems worldwide, and in many cases can cause significant ecological and economic damage. Not all non-native species, however,Expand
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Global Diversity and Distribution of Hantaviruses and Their Hosts
Rodents represent 42% of the world’s mammalian biodiversity encompassing 2,277 species populating every continent (except Antarctica) and are reservoir hosts for a wide diversity of disease agents.Expand
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Presence of mammalian predators decreases tolerance to human disturbance in a breeding shorebird
Nonlethal disturbance can impose fitness costs, particularly during sensitive life history stages such as reproduction. Prey animals are thus expected to assess the costs and benefits of expressingExpand
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Does the impact of biodiversity differ between emerging and endemic pathogens? The need to separate the concepts of hazard and risk
Biodiversity is of critical value to human societies, but recent evidence that biodiversity may mitigate infectious-disease risk has sparked controversy among researchers. The majority of work onExpand
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Sexual selection on brain size in shorebirds (Charadriiformes)
Natural selection is considered a major force shaping brain size evolution in vertebrates, whereas the influence of sexual selection remains controversial. On one hand, sexual selection could promoteExpand
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Chick growth rates in Charadriiformes: comparative analyses of breeding climate, development mode and parental care
The rate at which a young bird grows is highly diverse across taxa. We investigated the influences of ecological variables on growth rates of shorebirds, gulls and their allies (orderExpand
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Metacommunity and phylogenetic structure determine wildlife and zoonotic infectious disease patterns in time and space
The potential for disease transmission at the interface of wildlife, domestic animals and humans has become a major concern for public health and conservation biology. Research in this subject isExpand
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Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division
Aim: Parental care improves the survival of offspring and therefore has a major impact on reproductive success. It is increasingly recognized that coordinated biparental care is necessary to ensureExpand
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Breeding systems, climate, and the evolution of migration in shorebirds
Migratory behavior incurs energetic costs that may influence the time and energy available for reproduction including territory establishment, courtship, pair formation, incubation, and brood care.Expand
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Interdisciplinarity and Infectious Diseases: An Ebola Case Study
High-profile epidemics such as Ebola, avian influenza, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) repeatedly thrust infectious diseases into the limelight. Because the emergence of diseasesExpand
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