Luís Pascoal da Silva

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The conflict resulting from the expansion of human activities into natural habitats affects the structure and functioning of ecosystems. Similarly, the anthropogenic redistribution of many species all over the world affects the composition of biological communities, possibly altering their capacity to sustain key ecological functions, such as seed(More)
This study describes the importance of reedbed and riparian habitats for the annual cycle of Cetti’s warbler Cettia cetti. We examined the seasonal variation in population structure and body condition using a long-term data set (11 years) from bird ringing. Because seasonal variations in the differential use of each wetland type should be influenced by food(More)
Borrelia turdi is a spirochete from the Borrelia burgdorferi complex, first reported in Japan, that has been increasingly detected in Europe. This genospecies is mostly associated with avian hosts and their ornithophilic ticks such as Ixodes frontalis. In this study, we isolated B. turdi from five I. frontalis feeding on Turdus merula, Turdus philomelos,(More)
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