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Effects of artificial illumination on the nocturnal foraging of waders
Large areas of natural and semi-natural habitats are exposed to artificial illumination from adjacent urban areas and roads. Estuarine and coastal wetlands are particularly exposed to suchExpand
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Prey Selection by Myotis myotis (Vespertilionidae) in a Mediterranean Region
Seasonal variations in the diet composition and prey selection by Myotis myotis were studied in a Mediterranean region dominated by open stone oak woodlands, olive groves, and cereal steppes. TheExpand
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Distance to high-tide roosts constrains the use of foraging areas by dunlins: Implications for the management of estuarine wetlands
Abstract Shorebirds are declining all around the world, mostly due to deterioration of the estuarine habitats used in winter and migration. Estuaries cover small areas, so it is essential toExpand
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The Importance of Distance to Resources in the Spatial Modelling of Bat Foraging Habitat
Many bats are threatened by habitat loss, but opportunities to manage their habitats are now increasing. Success of management depends greatly on the capacity to determine where and how interventionsExpand
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A new perspective on the zoogeography of the sibling mouse‐eared bat species Myotis myotis and Myotis blythii: morphological, genetical and ecological evidence
The actual geographic distribution of the two sibling mouse-eared bat species Myotis myotis and Myotis blythii, which occur widely sympatrically in the western Palaearctic region, remains largelyExpand
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Structuring of Amazonian bat assemblages: the roles of flooding patterns and floodwater nutrient load.
1. River system dynamics results in ecological heterogeneities that play a central role in maintaining biodiversity in riverine regions. In central Amazonia, large expanses of forest are seasonallyExpand
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Environmental factors drive habitat partitioning in birds feeding in intertidal flats: implications for conservation
We present data on the low-tide distribution of shorebirds in the Tagus estuary, Portugal, and relate the distribution of the bird assemblage with environmental factors. The study was based on anExpand
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Variation in numbers and behaviour of waders during the tidal cycle: implications for the use of estuarine sediment flats
Estuarine sediment flats are essential feeding areas for waders, but their exploitation is constrained by the movements of tides. In this cyclic environment the exposure period of sediment flatsExpand
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Searching behaviour of foraging waders: does feeding success influence their walking?
Predators that feed on clustered prey tend to have an ‘area-restricted search’ (ARS), characterized by a combination of a slow and tortuous movement in prey-rich areas, and a fast and straightExpand
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Genetic divergence and phylogeography in the genus Nyctalus (Mammalia, Chiroptera): implications for population history of the insular bat Nyctalus azoreum
We used three mitochondrial DNA fragments with different substitution rates (ND1, Cyt b and the CR) to infer phylogenetic relationships among six species of the genus Nyctalus, and compare levels ofExpand
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