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Freshwater fish biodiversity in the Yangtze River basin of China: patterns, threats and conservation
We synthesized information on freshwater fish biodiversity in the Yangtze River basin. We documented 361 species and subspecies that had been recorded and described from the basin. Of these, 177Expand
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Metapopulation persistence of an endangered butterfly in a fragmented landscape
We describe an extensive metapopulation study on the Glanville fritillary Melitaea cinxia, in a network of 1502 discrete habitat patches, comprising the entire distribution of this butterfly speciesExpand
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Parasitoid–host metapopulation dynamics: the causes and consequences of phenological asynchrony
Summary 1 The strength of interaction between the specialist parasitoid Cotesia melitaearum and the host butterfly Melitaea cinxia is influenced by the coincidence of the adult stage of theExpand
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The parasitoid complex attacking Finnish populations of the Glanville fritillary Melitaea cinxia (Lep: Nymphalidae), and endangered butterfly
Ten species of parasitoids were found in association with a large metapopulation of the Glanville fritillary Melitaea cinxia (L.) in a fragmented landscape in SW Finland. Two primary larvalExpand
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Patterns of diversity, altitudinal range and body size among freshwater fishes in the Yangtze River basin, China
Aim  To document patterns in diversity, altitudinal range and body size of freshwater fishes along an elevational gradient in the Yangtze River basin. Location  The Yangtze River basin, China. Expand
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Optimising hydrological conditions to sustain wintering waterbird populations in Poyang Lake National Natural Reserve: implications for dam operations
SUMMARY 1. Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in China and is of global importance for the conservation of migratory waterbirds of the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. Recent damExpand
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Phylogenetic position of the enigmatic Lepidogalaxias salamandroides with comment on the orders of lower euteleostean fishes.
This study examines phylogenetic placement of the enigmatic Western Australian Lepidogalaxias, and extends previous studies by including eight new taxa to enable re-examination phylogeneticExpand
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Effects of soil nutrient heterogeneity on intraspecific competition in the invasive, clonal plant Alternanthera philoxeroides.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Fine-scale, spatial heterogeneity in soil nutrient availability can increase the growth of individual plants, the productivity of plant communities and interspecific competition.Expand
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Diet Shift and Its Impact on Foraging Behavior of Siberian Crane (Grus Leucogeranus) in Poyang Lake
The study of habitat selection and diet has a long history in ecology. This is often used to assess the functional roles of wetland in biodiversity conservation. Shifting habitat and diet may be oneExpand
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Metapopulation structure of Cotesia melitaearum, a specialist parasitoid of the butterfly Melitaea cinxia
We describe a classical metapopulation structure in a threatened species of butterfly, Melitaea cinxia, and in its specialist parasitoid, Cotesia melitaearum, in a large network of small habitatExpand
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