Gabriela Lichtenstein

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Knowledge of mammalian diversity is still surprisingly disparate, both regionally and taxonomically. Here, we present a comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals. Data, compiled by 1700+ experts, cover all 5487 species, including marine mammals. Global macroecological patterns are very different for land and(More)
Using data for 25,780 species categorized on the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, we present an assessment of the status of the world's vertebrates. One-fifth of species are classified as Threatened, and we show that this figure is increasing: On average, 52 species of mammals, birds, and amphibians move one category closer to(More)
Because brood parasitic nestlings are usually unrelated to their nestmates and to the provisioning adult, they are free from indirect costs of begging. Consequently, they are predicted to beg more intensely than host nestlings, and some models predict they will beg at an invariantly high level, regardless of short-term need. Previous work has shown intense(More)
We studied the foraging behaviour of guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) in laboratory environments with a single patch type. Six experiments were designed to test predictions of the marginal value theorem (MVT) for various foraging problems in a constant physical setting. In Part one (experiments I, I', and II) we used patches with resource depression. In(More)
Livers of 14-day-old suckling rats were perfused for 30 min in the nonrecirculating (once-through) mode with media containing 0-60 mM galactose. Galactonate was detected in livers perfused with as little as 1 mM galactose and increased with higher perfusate galactose to 178 nmoles per gram of liver at 60 mM hexose. Tissue galactonate levels were as high as(More)
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