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Species–area relationship: separating the effects of species abundance and spatial distribution
Summary 1. The species‐area relationship (SAR) has long been used to describe biological diversity across spatial scales. Theoretically, we can describe SARs exhaustively from patterns of speciesExpand
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The species-area relationship, self-similarity, and the true meaning of the z-value.
The power model, S= cA(z) (where S is number of species, A is area, and c and z are fitted constants), is the model most commonly fitted to species-area data assessing species diversity. We use theExpand
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Chick growth rates in Charadriiformes: comparative analyses of breeding climate, development mode and parental care
The rate at which a young bird grows is highly diverse across taxa. We investigated the influences of ecological variables on growth rates of shorebirds, gulls and their allies (orderExpand
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From an egg to a fledgling : A perspective on shorebird breeding ecology and chick energetics
Shorebirds form a diverse group of bird species exhibiting a variety growth rates, reproduction strategies and behaviours which enable them to survive in the different environments in which they liveExpand
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On commonness and rarity of thyroid hormone resistance: a discussion based on mechanisms of reduced sensitivity in peripheral tissues.
Reduced sensitivity to thyroid hormone (TH) in peripheral tissues can occur as defects in TH transport into the cell, intracellular TH metabolism, cytosolic mechanisms, TH entry into the nucleus,Expand
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Growth and its relationship to fledging success of African black oystercatcher Haematopus moquini chicks.
We investigated the growth of African black oystercatcher Haematopus moquini chicks on Robben Island, South Africa, over three austral summers, 2001-2004. Using a robust regression analysis toExpand
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Influence of Disturbance and Predation on Breeding Success of the African Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus moquini, on Robben Island, South Africa
Abstract Breeding success of African Black Oystercatchers (Haematopus moquini) was monitored over three austral summers on Robben Island, South Africa from 2001 to 2004. Robben Island is a busyExpand
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Does chick development relate to breeding latitude in waders and gulls
Growth rate and energetics of avian chicks are expected to be adapted to mode of development, breeding habitat and geographic location of breeding. Waders and gulls are excellent organisms on whichExpand
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