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BACKGROUND White-nose syndrome is a disease of hibernating insectivorous bats associated with the fungus Geomyces destructans. It first appeared in North America in 2006, where over a million bats died since then. In Europe, G. destructans was first identified in France in 2009. Its distribution, infection dynamics, and effects on hibernating bats in Europe(More)
UNLABELLED PREMISE OF THE STUDY This study describes the population dynamics of two rare fern species and evaluates the prospects of their survival. This is the first detailed demography study of ferns using transition matrix models. The study species, Asplenium adulterinum and A. cuneifolium, are restricted to serpentine rocks and differ in ploidy level(More)
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