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A tribute to Claude Shannon (1916-2001) and a plea for more rigorous use of species richness, species diversity and the 'Shannon-Wiener' Index
In the literature, the terms species richness and species diversity are sometimes used interchangeably. We suggest that at the very least, authors should define what they mean by either term. Of theExpand
The Thrips (Thysanoptera) of Slovakia
In the past years thrips have not been more intensively studied in Slovakia than other systematic entomological groups. However, at the end of the 20th century a new generation of thysanopterologistsExpand
Physical attractiveness influences reproductive success of modern men
Theory suggests that reproductive success is positively associated with an individual’s genetic quality. However, the association between physical attractiveness and reproductive success (i.e.,Expand
Thrips (Thysanoptera) identification using artificial neural networks
Abstract We studied the use of a supervised artificial neural network (ANN) model for semi-automated identification of 18 common European species of Thysanoptera from four genera: Aeolothrips HalidayExpand
An updated identification key to the pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) of the Czech Republic and Slovakia
An illustrated dichotomous key is provided for the identification of adults of the pseudoscorpion species found in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, based on morphological and morphometric characters.Expand
Tolerance of Frogs among High School Students: Influences of Disgust and Culture.
Background:Amphibians play an important role in the functioning of ecosystems and some of them inhabit human gardens where they can successfully reproduce. The decline of amphibian diversityExpand
Paternity cues and mating opportunities: what makes fathers good?
Human males provide facultative paternal investment to their offspring; that is, the male care is not necessary for the survival of his offspring. It is expected that the degree of male investmentExpand
Cereal pests among nest parasites - the story of barley thrips, Limothrips denticornis Haliday (Thysanoptera: Thripidae).
a grass-dwelling Holarctic species represents a model example to study transport mechanisms ofThysanoptera into nests. In samples from more than 1,500 nests, barley thrips were recorded in nests of20Expand
Thrips (Thysanoptera) in nests of the tree sparrow, Passer montanus (L.)
As part of the ornithological research on the breeding biology of the tree sparrow (Passer montanus) in the Jurský sur National Nature Reserve (SW Slovakia), many specimens of the nidicolous faunaExpand
The most northern record of the alien composite thrips Microcephalothrips abdominalis in Europe – short communication
Fedor P., Sigmund J., Zvaríková M., Masarovič R., Štefánik M., Krumpál M., Litavský J., Prokop P. (2018): The most northern record of the alien composite thrips Microcephalothrips abdominalis inExpand