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Fish Invasions in the World's River Systems: When Natural Processes Are Blurred by Human Activities
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It is shown that the biogeography of fish invasions matches the geography of human impact at the global scale, which means that natural processes are blurred by human activities in drivingFish invasions in the world's river systems.
Decomposing functional β-diversity reveals that low functional β-diversity is driven by low functional turnover in European fish assemblages
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A decomposition of functional β-diversity, i.e. the dissimilarity in functional composition between communities, is developed into a functional turnover and a functional nestedness-resultant component.
Partitioning global patterns of freshwater fish beta diversity reveals contrasting signatures of past climate changes.
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It is found that spatial turnover and nestedness differ geographically in their contribution to freshwater fish beta diversity, a pattern that results from contrasting influences of Quaternary climate changes.
How many dimensions are needed to accurately assess functional diversity? A pragmatic approach for assessing the quality of functional spaces
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It is shown that using a poor-quality functional space could led to a biased assessment of functional diversity and false ecological conclusions, so this work advises a pragmatic approach consisting of computing all the possible functional spaces and selecting the most parsimonious one.
Global imprint of historical connectivity on freshwater fish biodiversity.
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It is found that a longer period of palaeo-connection resulted in lower levels of beta diversity, and the first unambiguous results of the role played by history in explaining the global contemporary patterns of biodiversity are revealed.
Conservation Strategies for Endemic Fish Species Threatened by the Three Gorges Dam
Abstract:  The largest damming project to date, the Three Gorges Dam has been built along the Yangtze River (China), the most species‐rich river in the Palearctic region. Among 162 species of fish
Behaviour of roach (Rutilus rutilus L.) altered by Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea): a field demonstration
SUMMARY 1. We studied the influence of a cestode parasite, the tapeworm Ligula intestinalis (L.) on roach (Rutilus rutilus L.) spatial occupancy in a French reservoir (Lake Pareloup, Southwest of
Homogenization patterns of the world’s freshwater fish faunas
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It is demonstrated that current homogenization of the freshwater fish faunas is still low at the world scale but reaches substantial levels in some highly invaded river basins from the Nearctic and Palearctic realms, stressing the need for further understanding of the ecological consequences of homogenized species assemblages.
Global diversity patterns and cross-taxa convergence in freshwater systems.
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It is found that species richness and endemism patterns are significantly correlated among taxa and that aquatic amphibians appear to be a good 'surrogate' candidate for developing global freshwater conservation planning at the river drainage basin grain.
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