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Reliability of genetic bottleneck tests for detecting recent population declines
The identification of population bottlenecks is critical in conservation because populations that have experienced significant reductions in abundance are subject to a variety of genetic andExpand
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Microbes are trophic analogs of animals
Significance We report evidence that microbes are trophically equivalent to animals. When bacteria or fungi are fed the same diets as animals, the microbes register the same trophic position asExpand
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The subnivium: a deteriorating seasonal refugium
For many terrestrial organisms in the Northern Hemisphere, winter is a period of resource scarcity and energy deficits, survivable only because a seasonal refugium – the “subnivium” – exists beneathExpand
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Diet specialization selects for an unusual and simplified gut microbiota in two- and three-toed sloths.
Symbiotic microbial communities are critical to the function and survival of animals. This relationship is obligatory for herbivores that engage gut microorganisms for the conversion of dietary plantExpand
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Risk-disturbance overrides density dependence in a hunted colonial rodent, the black-tailed prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus
Summary 1. Traditional understanding of how hunting affects vertebrate populations emphasizes competitive release and density dependence of vital rates, but more recent thinking has proposed complexExpand
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Robot ecology: Constraint-based control design for long duration autonomy
Abstract Long duration autonomy considers robots that are deployed over long time scales. Expand
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Plague is the primary cause for the rangewide decline in prairie dog (Cynomys spp.) distribution and abundance, yet our knowledge of plague dynamics in prairie dog populations is limited. OurExpand
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Arboreal Folivores Limit Their Energetic Output, All the Way to Slothfulness
By exploiting unutilized resources, organisms expand into novel niches, which can lead to adaptive radiation. However, some groups fail to diversify despite the apparent opportunity to do so.Expand
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Recreational Shooting of Prairie Dogs: A Portal for Lead Entering Wildlife Food Chains
Abstract Although lead shot has been banned for waterfowl hunting in North America, some predators continue to exhibit elevated lead burdens, which has been attributed to ingesting metallic lead fromExpand
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