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A comparative analysis of clinging ability among pad‐bearing lizards
We examined clinging ability, subdigital pad area and body mass in 14 pad-bearing lizard species from three families to test three predictions: (1) clinging ability and pad area should be tightlyExpand
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The role of natural history collections in documenting species declines.
Efforts to document the decline of extant populations require a historical record of previous occurrences. Natural history museums contain such information for most regions of the world, at least atExpand
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A Rapid, Strong, and Convergent Genetic Response to Urban Habitat Fragmentation in Four Divergent and Widespread Vertebrates
Background Urbanization is a major cause of habitat fragmentation worldwide. Ecological and conservation theory predicts many potential impacts of habitat fragmentation on natural populations,Expand
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The Decline of Amphibians in California’s Great Central Valley
Declines in amphibian populations are rarely reported on the community or ecosystem level. We combined broad-scale field sampling with historical anialyses of museum records to quantify anmphibianExpand
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Effects of Urbanization on the Distribution and Abundance of Amphibians and Invasive Species in Southern California Streams
: Urbanization negatively affects natural ecosystems in many ways, and aquatic systems in particular. Urbanization is also cited as one of the potential contributors to recent dramatic declines inExpand
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Effects of urbanization on carnivore species distribution and richness
Abstract Urban development can have multiple effects on mammalian carnivore communities. We conducted a meta-analysis of 7,929 photographs from 217 localities in 11 camera-trap studies across coastalExpand
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Quantifying ecological, morphological, and genetic variation to delimit species in the coast horned lizard species complex (Phrynosoma)
Lineage separation and divergence form a temporally extended process whereby populations may diverge genetically, morphologically, or ecologically, and these contingent properties of species provideExpand
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Uncertainty and Spatial Linear Models for Ecological Data
Models are not perfect; they do not fit the data exactly and we do not allow exact prediction. Expand
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Understanding the genetic effects of recent habitat fragmentation in the context of evolutionary history: phylogeography and landscape genetics of a southern California endemic Jerusalem cricket
Habitat loss and fragmentation due to urbanization are the most pervasive threats to biodiversity in southern California. Loss of habitat and fragmentation can lower migration rates and geneticExpand
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Interfacing models of wildlife habitat and human development to predict the future distribution of puma habitat
The impact of human land uses on ecological systems typically differ relative to how extensively natural conditions are modified. Exurban development is intermediate-intensity residential developmentExpand
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