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The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
The conservation status of the world's reptiles
Phylogeography of the olive sea snake, Aipysurus laevis (Hydrophiinae) indicates Pleistocene range expansion around northern Australia but low contemporary gene flow
Levels of contemporary female‐mediated gene flow varied within regions and reflected potential connectivity among populations afforded by the different regional habitat types, and suggested recent range expansion in the GBR‐GoC probably occurred from east coast populations, possibly in the Coral Sea.
A review of multi-species foraging associations in fishes and their ecological significance.
This classification is a first attempt to provide a comprehensive framework to enable the systematic evaluation of the ecological significance of multi-species foraging associations, and evolutionary forces that drive them.
Molecular phylogeny of sea snakes reveals a rapidly diverged adaptive radiation
The topology of the phylogenetic hypothesis, combined with the levels of genetic divergence relative to morphological diversity, demonstrate that the Hydrophis lineage represents a rapidly diverged adaptive radiation.
Ontogeny of diet changes in a tropical benthic carnivorous fish, Parupeneus barberinus (Mullidae): relationship between foraging behaviour, habitat use, jaw size, and prey selection
Abstract. Parupeneus barberinus forages on benthic invertebrates using a wide range of foraging modes, including vigorous digging in the substratum, resulting in considerable disturbance to the…
Evaluating fossil calibrations for dating phylogenies in light of rates of molecular evolution: a comparison of three approaches.
Saturation significantly influenced the fossils that were selected as most reliable for all three methods evaluated and highlighted the need to critically evaluate the fossils selected by data with different rates of nucleotide substitution and how data withDifferent evolutionary rates affect the results of each method for evaluating fossils.
Relative information content of polymorphic microsatellites and mitochondrial DNA for inferring dispersal and population genetic structure in the olive sea snake, Aipysurus laevis
A population genetic study on olive sea snakes found that recent demographic expansions to the typically large population sizes of A. laevis have prevented microsatellites from reaching mutation‐drift equilibrium and local populations may still be diverging.
The Importance of Coral Larval Recruitment for the Recovery of Reefs Impacted by Cyclone Yasi in the Central Great Barrier Reef
- V. Lukoschek, Peter Cross, G. Torda, R. Zimmerman, B. Willis
- Environmental SciencePloS one
- 5 June 2013
Spatial variation in impacts, the survival of small colonies, and larval replenishment to impacted reefs suggest that populations of Acropora have the potential to recover from this severe disturbance, provided that the Palm Islands are not impacted by acute disturbances or suffer additional chronic stressors in the near future.
A robust baseline for bottlenose dolphin abundance in coastal Moreton Bay : a large carnivore living in a region of escalating anthropogenic impacts
Marine megafauna populations in coastal waters are increasingly threatened by anthropogenic impacts. Moreton Bay, a large embayment in south-east Queensland, lies adjacent to one of the fastest…