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The use of GIS techniques to quantify the hydrological regime of a karst wetland (Skealoghan turlough) in Ireland
ABSTRACT Question: Can GIS and GPS technology be used to quantify the hydrological regime of different plant communities on turloughs (groundwater dependent calcareous wetlands)? Location: SkealoghanExpand
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Effect of temperature on the larval stage of Tetanocera elata (Diptera: Sciomyzidae) – Potential biological control agent of pestiferous slugs
Abstract Due to the considerable losses caused by slugs in terms of agricultural production and revenue, there is an urgent need for a cost effective biological control agent. The malacophagousExpand
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A Comparison of Ground Beetle (Carabidae: Coleoptera) Communities in an Organic and Conventional Potato Crop
ABSTRACT An investigation of the carabid and plant communities of a conventional and an organic potato crop was carried out in the west of Ireland from June to September 1999. At each site, carabidsExpand
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Child car seats - a habitat for house dust mites and reservoir for harmful allergens.
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE House dust mites produce allergens which can cause or aggravate diseases such as asthma, eczema and rhinitis. The objectives of this study are to quantify typical houseExpand
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Sexual dimorphism and the impact of temperature on the pupal and adult stages of Sepedon spinipes spinipes, a potential biological control agent of fascioliasis
The malacophagous feeding behaviour of larvae of members of the family Sciomyzidae makes the group ideal for the selection of potential biological control agents of snail hosts of trematode diseases.Expand
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Molecular and Morphological Evidence for the Occurrence of Two New Species of Invasive Slugs in Kentucky, Arion intermedius Normand and Arion hortensis Férussac (Arionidae: Stylommatophora)
Abstract Arion intermedius Normand and Arion hortensis Férussac are invasive mollusks in North America, having been previously reported in thirteen and seven U.S. States, respectively. We report hereExpand
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Dynamics of house dust mite transfer in modern clothing fabrics.
BACKGROUND Clothing is largely presumed as being the mechanism by which house dust mites are distributed among locations in homes, yet little research to date has investigated the capacity with whichExpand
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The influence of household pets on the composition and quantity of allergenic mite fauna within Irish homes: a preliminary investigation
Allergenic mites are responsible for inducing hypersensitive reactions in genetically predisposed people worldwide. Mites in dust from 30 Irish homes with pets (dogs, n = 23; cats, n = 7) wereExpand
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Quantifying phenotype-environment matching in the protected Kerry spotted slug (Mollusca: Gastropoda) using digital photography: exposure to UV radiation determines cryptic colour morphs
BackgroundAnimal colours and patterns commonly play a role in reducing detection by predators, social signalling or increasing survival in response to some other environmental pressure. DifferentExpand
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Life history and biocontrol potential of Dictya montana Steyskal, 1954 (Diptera: Sciomyzidae), a snail-killing fly
Information on the life history of the snail-killing fly, Dictya montana Steyskal 1954 is presented. The mean duration of the immature stages at 26°C was 21.56 ± 2.60 days and larvae were voraciousExpand
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