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A method for quantifying biodiversity loss and its application to a 50-year record of deforestation across Madagascar
Madagascar is a top global conservation priority for high rates of deforestation and endemism. Deforestation has been extensive, but impacts of forest loss on biodiversity have not been wellExpand
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The DNA sequence and comparative analysis of human chromosome 20
The finished sequence of human chromosome 20 comprises 59,187,298 base pairs (bp) and represents 99.4% of the euchromatic DNA. A single contig of 26 megabases (Mb) spans the entire short arm, andExpand
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When a Snail Dies in the Forest, how Long will the Shell Persist? Effect of Dissolution and Micro-bioerosion
Abstract: Snail shells persist in the environment after death, but we know little about the rate at which shells decompose. Assumptions about the rate of shell decomposition are relevant toExpand
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High diversity and regional endemism in land snails of eastern Tanzania
In February/March 1995 we collected land snails (including slugs) at 12 stations in eastern Tanzania. A total of 571 person-hours yielded 9174 snails assigned to 159 morpho-species. The richest twoExpand
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OTHER PAPERS INTERFERENCE AND RESOURCE COMPETITION IN TWO LAND SNAILS: ADULTS INHIBIT CONSPECIFIC JUVENILE GROWTH IN FIELD AND LABORATORY
Interference and resource competition by adults inhibited growth rates of conspecific juveniles of the land snail species Mesodon thyroidus and Neohelix albolabris in separate field and laboratoryExpand
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Molluscan diversity in the unconserved Vohimena and the conserved Anosy mountain chains, southeast Madagascar
Abstract We sampled terrestrial molluscs from replicated, 0.04 ha, altitudinal transects through primary forests on one mountain each in the southern Anosy chain (near Andohahela Reserve) and in theExpand
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THE ORIGIN AND PALEOCLIMATIC SIGNIFICANCE OF CARBONATE SAND DUNES DEPOSITED ON THE CALIFORNIA CHANNEL ISLANDS DURING THE LAST GLACIAL PERIOD
Most coastal sand dunes, including those on mainland California, have a mineralogy dominated by silicates (quartz and feldspar), delivered to beach sources from rivers. However, carbonate mineralsExpand
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