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Declines in diversity of crane flies (Diptera: Tipuloidea) indicate impact from grazing by livestock in the Hövsgöl region of Mongolia
To document biodiversity of crane flies along the east shore of Lake Hövsgöl, Mongolia, and to test whether crane fly diversity differs between valleys with different grazing intensity, a parsimonious model based on multiple regression analysis indicates that plant biomass and relative humidity are the strongest significant predicators of variation in crane fly Diversity across the grazing gradient. Expand
Macroinvertebrate community responses to land use: a trait-based approach for freshwater biomonitoring in Mongolia
The TBA is an important method in assessing disturbance responses in freshwater communities of steppe and taiga regions, such as in Mongolia and other countries in Central Asia and will be useful in finding best management practices for conserving aquatic ecosystems. Expand
Plant species composition and vegetation cover of Kherlen Toono Mountain, Mongolia
The Kherlen Toono Mountain Natural Reserve has a unique natural formation that makes its flora and vegetation cover unique. This study aimed to prepare a species inventory of flora and conduct makeExpand
Chromosomal Translocations in Black Flies (Diptera: Simuliidae)—Facilitators of Adaptive Radiation?
Of 11 or 12 independently derived whole-arm interchanges known in the family Simuliidae, at least six are associated with subsequent speciation events, suggesting a facilitating role of translocations in adaptive radiations. Expand
Effects of grazing on plant community structure and aboveground net primary production of semiarid boreal steppe of northern Mongolia
We studied the effects of grazing on plant community structure and total plant biomass across the landscape while taking account of nutrient gradient, from wet and nutrient-rich sites (north-facingExpand
The last instar larvae and pupae of Tipula (Arctotipula) (Diptera, Tipulidae) from Mongolia
Detailed descriptions, illustrations and habitat characteristics are given for the previously unknown larvae and pupae of Tipula (Arctotipula) hovsgolensis and for the first time microscopic hairs on the abdomen, length of the abdominal tubercles, lengths of the lateral abdominal setae and the sclerotisation of spiracular field are discovered as the main characters to distinguish the larvae. Expand
Estimating Occupancy and Detectability of Toad Headed Agamas at the Periphery of Their Range in Mongolia
The results indicated agamas were more sensitive to vegetation cover in this area than in other parts of their range, suggesting agamas may benefit from future climate conditions that reduce vegetation but face negative impacts from increases in landscape ruggedness because of development activities. Expand
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