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Dramatic response to climate change in the Southwest: Robert Whittaker's 1963 Arizona Mountain plant transect revisited
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This is the first documentation of significant upward shifts of lower elevation range boundaries in Southwestern montane plant species over decadal time, confirming that previous hypotheses are correct in their prediction that mountain communities in the Southwest will be strongly impacted by warming, and that the Southwest is already experiencing a rapid vegetation change.
The horticultural industry as a vector of alien snails and slugs: widespread invasions in Hawaii
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The horticultural industry is an important vector of alien snails and slugs, originating globally, and greater awareness of these species is necessary in the nursery industry and among quarantine officials.
Invasive Temperate Species are a Threat to Tropical Island Biodiversity
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Knowing the native latitudinal region of a non-native species is important for conservation of tropical island ecosystems because it can be translated into potential elevational range if those species are introduced.
Introduction to the Arizona Sky Island Arthropod Project (ASAP): Systematics, Biogeography, Ecology, and Population Genetics of Arthropods of the Madrean Sky Islands.
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The Arizona Sky Island Arthropod Project is introduced, overarching goals are outlined, and preliminary data from the first year of sampling ground-dwelling beetles and ants in the Santa Catalina Mountains is described.
Giant African snail, Achatina fulica, as a snail predator
Individuals of Achatina fulica (Bowdich, 1822) were observed preying on veronicellid slugs at two sites on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. As such, the presence of A. fulica may pose a greater threat to
Influence of Terrestrial Molluscs on Litter Decomposition and Nutrient Release in a Hawaiian Rain Forest
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If a major functional role of terrestrial molluscs is to facilitate microbial growth, then maintaining adequate mollusc biomass may be essential for maintaining healthy functioning ecosystems.
Native arboreal land snails in the Mt Kaala Natural Area Reserve, Oahu, Hawaii, have similar plant preferences: implications for conservation
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This research aims to demonstrate the efforts towards in-situ applicability of EMMARM, which aims to provide real-time information about the response of the immune system to EMTs.
Feeding Preferences of Two Predatory Snails Introduced to Hawaii and Their Conservation Implications
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The feeding ecology of E. rosea and O. alliarius is examined, focusing first on prey size and species preferences, and second on quantifying consumption rates, which is necessary to address the possible levels of impact on natural populations.
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