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Decoupling of soil nutrient cycles as a function of aridity in global drylands
The biogeochemical cycles of carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are interlinked by primary production, respiration and decomposition in terrestrial ecosystems. It has been suggested that theExpand
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Avifauna of Ishaqbini Community Conservancy in Ijara District, NE Kenya
Ishaqbini community conservancy, in the arid northern-eastern Kenya was established in 2006 by local pastoralists as a community initiative to safeguard their wildlife heritage especially the endemicExpand
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A new species and new host records of syringophilid mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) from passerines from Kenya
Syringophilopsis dicruri sp. nov. (Acari: Syringophilidae) ex Dicrurus adsimilis (Bechstein) (Passeriformes: Dicruridae) from Kenya is described. Five new hosts are recorded for 4 syringophilidExpand
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Upswing of collections of horse flies (Diptera, Tabanidae) held at the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi
Abstract History of zoogeographical views and actual distribution of 23 determined species of Tabanidae from three subfamilies, five tribes and 8 genera (Philoliche Wiedemann, 1828 - 4 species;Expand
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Interaction between distant taxa in the use of tree cavities in African ecosystems: a study using nest-boxes
Convergence in the use of resources may occur between distantly related organisms. A major ecological resource in which members of various taxa may be interested is a cavity for nesting. A variety ofExpand
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Additions to the Checklist of the Louse Flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) of Kenya
The first comprehensive Kenyan hippoboscid checklist is presented. All reliable and available data of louse flies (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) from Kenya are summarised. First records of two species ofExpand
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Quill mites of the subfamily Picobiinae (Acari: Syringophilidae) parasitising African birds, with description of two new species.
Two new species of the subfamily Picobiinae (Acari: Prostigmata: Syringophilidae) are described: Picobia ploceus sp. n. from Ploceus ocularis Smith (Passeriformes: Ploceidae) and Picobia lamprotornisExpand
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Interphyletic relationships in the use of nesting cavities: mutualism, competition and amensalism among hymenopterans and vertebrates
Although competition is usually assumed to be the most common interaction between closely related organisms that share limiting resources, the relationships linking distant taxa that use the sameExpand
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