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Leptospirosis: a zoonotic disease of global importance.
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The completion of the genome sequence of Leptospira interrogans serovar lai, and other continuing leptospiral genome sequencing projects, promise to guide future work on the disease. Expand
Functional diversity of microbial communities: A quantitative approach
Abstract Evaluating the biodiversity of microbial communities remains an elusive task because of taxonomic and methodological difficulties. An alternative approach is to examine components ofExpand
LATITUDINAL GRADIENTS OF BIODIVERSITY:Pattern,Process,Scale,and Synthesis
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An extensive survey of the literature is conducted and a synthetic assessment of the degree to which variation in patterns is a consequence of characteristics of scale or taxon is provided. Expand
The Relationship Between Productivity and Species Richness
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Reviews of the literature concerning deserts, boreal forests, tropical forests, lakes, and wetlands lead to the conclusion that extant data are insufficient to conclusively resolve the relationship between diversity and productivity, or that patterns are variable with mechanisms equally varied and complex. Expand
WHAT IS THE OBSERVED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SPECIES RICHNESS AND PRODUCTIVITY
Understanding the relationship between species richness and productivity is fundamental to the management and preservation of biodiversity. Yet despite years of study and intense theoreticalExpand
A comprehensive framework for the evaluation of metacommunity structure
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This work distinguishes three distinct forms of species loss in nested structures, which should improve identifi cation of structuring mechanisms for nested patterns and demonstrates how combinations of structures at smaller spatial extents may aggregate to form Clementsian structure at larger extents. Expand
Impacts of extreme weather and climate on terrestrial biota
Climate is a driver of biotic systems. It affects individual fitness, population dynamics, distribution and abundance of species, and ecosystem structure and function. Regional variation in climaticExpand
An analytical model of latitudinal gradients of species richness with an empirical test for marsupials and bats in the New World
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An analytical null model is produced to assess the degree to which gradients in species richness could be a consequence of the random determination of the limits of species ranges and predicts a parabolic increase inspecies richness toward the middle of a latitudinal domain in the absence of underlying environmental gradients. Expand
Randomness, Area, and Species Richness
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Analysis of censuses of breeding birds on islands in Pymatuning Lake, a reservoir at the Pennsylvania-Ohio border, yields the conclusion that for these islands the variation of the number of resident avian species with island size is that which one would expect if the birds were distributed randomly. Expand
LANDSCAPE RESPONSES OF BATS TO HABITAT FRAGMENTATION IN ATLANTIC FOREST OF PARAGUAY
Abstract Understanding effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on populations or communities is critical to effective conservation and restoration. This is particularly important for bats becauseExpand
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