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The growth-defense trade-off and habitat specialization by plants in Amazonian forests.
It is proposed that the growth-defense trade-off is universal and provides an important mechanism by which herbivores govern plant distribution patterns across resource gradients, causing white-sand and clay specialists to evolve divergent strategies.
High local species richness of parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae; Pimplinae and Rhyssinae) from the lowland rainforests of Peruvian Amazonia
Abstract. 1. The parasitic wasp family Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) is of great interest because it has been claimed that its species richness does not increase with decreasing latitude.
Crowdsourcing-based nationwide tick collection reveals the distribution of Ixodes ricinus and I. persulcatus and associated pathogens in Finland
A national crowdsourcing-based tick collection campaign was organized in 2015 with the objective of producing novel data on tick distribution and tick-borne pathogens in Finland and demonstrates the overwhelming power of citizen science in accomplishing a collection effort that would have been impossible with the scientific community alone.
Comparing composition and diversity of parasitoid wasps and plants in an Amazonian rain-forest mosaic
- I. Sääksjärvi, K. Ruokolainen, V. Vargas
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Tropical Ecology
- 1 February 2006
Local species richness and between-site similarity in species composition of parasitoid wasps were correlated with those of four plant groups in a western Amazonian lowland rain forest mosaic, lending only weak support to the idea of using plant distributions as indicators of animal distributions.
Assessing the abundance, seasonal questing activity, and Borrelia and tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) prevalence of Ixodes ricinus ticks in a Lyme borreliosis endemic area in Southwest Finland.
What you need is what you eat? Prey selection by the bat Myotis daubentonii
The approach offers little support for optimal foraging theory, but shows how novel combinations of genetic markers can be used to test general theory, targeting patterns at both the level of prey communities and individual predators.
Tick-borne bacterial pathogens in southwestern Finland
The presence of Rickettsia in Finnish ticks is reported for the first time, suggesting that an increase in tick abundance and B. burgdorferi (s.l.) prevalence has occurred in at least some of the study localities.
Revision of the western Palaearctic Mesoleptus (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae)
Abstract The western Palaearctic species of the genus Mesoleptus Gravenhorst 1829 are redescribed and keys are given for their identification. Also a key for the identification of the three stilpnine…
Indoors forensic entomology: colonization of human remains in closed environments by specific species of sarcosaprophagous flies.
Tick-borne pathogens in Finland: comparison of Ixodes ricinus and I. persulcatus in sympatric and parapatric areas
The present study provides valuable information on the prevalence and geographical distribution of various tick-borne pathogens in I. ricinus and I. persulcatus ticks in Finland and reveals the presence of rare and potentially dangerous pathogens.