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The Global Decline of Nonmarine Mollusks
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An overview of global nonmarine molluscan biodiversity and conservation status is provided, including several case studies documenting the diversity and global decline of nonmarinemollusks.
Global diversity of gastropods (Gastropoda; Mollusca) in freshwater
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The world’s gastropod fauna from continental waters comprises ∼4,000 valid described species and a minimum of 33–38 independent lineages of Recent Neritimorpha, Caenogastropoda and Heterobranchia, but the status of the great majority of taxa is unknown, a situation that is exacerbated by a lack of experts and critical baseline data.
New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
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It is shown that contrary to general belief, developed and heavily-studied parts of the world are important reservoirs of unknown species, and the importance of developing a system that better supports and guides this formidable workforce as they seek to overcome the Taxonomic Impediment and speed up the process of describing the planetary biodiversity before it is too late.
Biogeographic comparisons of herbivore attack, growth and impact of Japanese knotweed between Japan and France
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It is confirmed that Fallopia japonica performs better-plant vigour and dominance in the her-baceous community-in its non-native than its native range, and is hoped that this method will spread in invasion ecology, making such an approach more common.
Integration of Web APIs and Linked Data Using SPARQL Micro-Services - Application to Biodiversity Use Cases
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This paper argues that full SPARQL Query expressiveness can be supported efficiently without jeopardizing servers availability and demonstrates how this architecture can be used to dynamically assign dereferenceable URIs to Web API resources that do not have URIs beforehand, thus literally “bringing” Web APIs into the Web of Data.
Priority sites for conservation of land snails in Gabon: testing the umbrella species concept
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Limestone areas harbour a remarkable biodiversity: sites such as Lastoursville would be ideal candidates for small protected areas dedicated to the conservation of land snails, and would complement the role of large protected areas.
Land Snail Diversity Of the Savanna/Forest Mosaic In Lopé National Park, Gabon
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Overall snail abundance was low, and most species were minute, and suggestions for maximizing mollusc inventories in tropical forests are proposed.
Prehistoric inter-archipelago trading of Polynesian tree snails leaves a conservation legacy
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It is proposed that the white-shelled P. hyalina, originally restricted to Tahiti, had aesthetic value throughout these archipelagoes and may have prompted the establishment of multiple founder populations in the Australs and Southern Cooks.
Foot mucus stored on FTA® cards is a reliable and non-invasive source of DNA for genetics studies in molluscs
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Results show that isolating mucus on FTA cards is a very efficient alternative to sampling tissue for genetic studies of terrestrial molluscs, and particularly for conservation genetic studies.
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