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Sexual selection explains Rensch's rule of allometry for sexual size dimorphism
In 1950, Rensch first described that in groups of related species, sexual size dimorphism is more pronounced in larger species. This widespread and fundamental allometric relationship is now commonlyExpand
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Phylogeography and local endemism of the native Mediterranean brine shrimp Artemia salina (Branchiopoda: Anostraca)
There has been a recent appreciation of the ecological impacts of zooplanktonic species invasions. The North American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana is one such alien invader in hyper‐saline waterExpand
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European Surveillance for West Nile Virus in Mosquito Populations
A wide range of arthropod-borne viruses threaten both human and animal health either through their presence in Europe or through risk of introduction. Prominent among these is West Nile virus (WNV),Expand
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Ecological, morphological and phylogenetic correlates of interspecific variation in plasma carotenoid concentration in birds
Carotenoids are important as pigments for bright coloration of animals, and as physiologically active compounds with a wide array of health‐related benefits. However, the causes of variation inExpand
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Multiple ways to become red: pigment identification in red feathers using spectrometry.
Red hues are a challenge in studies on the evolution of bird coloration, as multiple pigments such as carotenoids, pheomelanin, psittacofulvins, porphyrins, turacin, haemoglobin and even exogenousExpand
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West Nile and Usutu viruses in mosquitoes in Spain, 2008-2009.
West Nile virus lineage 1 (similar to the strains obtained from golden eagles in Spain, 2007) and Usutu virus (similar to the strains obtained from Culex pipiens in Spain, 2006) were detected inExpand
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Lead poisoning in wild birds from southern Spain: a comparative study of wetland areas and species affected, and trends over time.
We studied lead (Pb) shot contamination in sediments from the Guadalquivir marshes and six other closed-basin lagoons in Southern Spain that are of major importance for threatened species ofExpand
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Geographic variation can lead to the evolution of different local varieties within a given species, therefore influencing its distribution and genetic structure. We investigated the contribution ofExpand
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Invertebrate Eggs Can Fly: Evidence of Waterfowl‐Mediated Gene Flow in Aquatic Invertebrates
Waterfowl often have been assumed to disperse freshwater aquatic organisms between isolated wetlands, but no one has analyzed the impact of this transport on the population structure of aquaticExpand
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Sexual size dimorphism in birds
Birds provide excellent model organisms for testing functional explanations of sexual size dimorphism (SSD), since many species are exceptionally wellstudied in nature. This chapter reviews fourExpand
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