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Which species become aliens
Alien plant species are a potential threat to global biodiversity. However, only a few species in a species pool become aliens. Until now, it was unclear how these alien species differ fromExpand
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Loss of functional diversity of ant assemblages in secondary tropical forests.
Secondary forests and plantations increasingly dominate the tropical wooded landscape in place of primary forests. The expected reduction of biodiversity and its impact on ecological functionsExpand
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Species richness of insects and mites on trees: expanding Southwood
Summary 1 Data on the species richness of phytophagous insects and mites associated with 25 tree genera occurring as natives in Germany were compiled and compared to data for British trees publishedExpand
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From ground to above canopy—Bat activity in mature forests is driven by vegetation density and height
For several decades, forest managers have considered the effects of logging on the habitat quality of forests for bats. Concern about bat activity above the canopy has now been raised owing toExpand
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Assessing biodiversity by remote sensing in mountainous terrain: the potential of LiDAR to predict forest beetle assemblages
Summary 1. Effective biodiversity management can only be implemented if data are available on assemblage–environment relationships. The level of detail needs to be relevant to the scale of planningExpand
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Genetic variability, population size and isolation of distinct populations in the freshwater fish Cottus gobio L.
Analysis of allozyme data of the European freshwater fish Cottus gobio showed marked genetic differentiation across drainage basins in northeastern Bavaria, which points to the existence of at leastExpand
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mt-DNA sequences and possible invasion pathways of the Chinese mitten crab
The Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis is an invasive species that inflicts considerable economical and ecological damage in European and American freshwaters. Sequence variation at theExpand
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Aggregative response in bats: prey abundance versus habitat
In habitats where prey is either rare or difficult to predict spatiotemporally, such as open habitats, predators must be adapted to react effectively to variations in prey abundance. Open-habitatExpand
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Plant distribution patterns in Germany – Will aliens match natives?
Using data on the distribution of the German vascular flora and a wide selection of environmental data we address questions regarding native and alien plant distribution patterns. We found highlyExpand
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Cuticular Hydrocarbons and Aggression in the Termite Macrotermes Subhyalinus
Cuticular hydrocarbons are among the prime candidates for nestmate recognition in social insects. We analyzed the variation of cuticular hydrocarbons in the termite species M. subhyalinus in WestExpand
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