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Bañón, R., Punzón, A., Barros-García, D., & De Carlos, A. Range extension of the Atlantic herring Clupea harengus (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) southern part of the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. Société Française d'Ichtyologie. https://doi.org/10.26028/CYBIUM/2019-433-011 https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2019-433-011

Five specimens of the Atlantic herring Clupea harengus were caught in the north of Spain (Galicia and Asturias waters) during the last years. The identification of two preserved specimens was done considering morphometric and meristic characters and was confirmed by DNA barcoding. These catches repr…

Menegotto, A., Rangel, T. F., Schrader, J., Weigelt, P., & Kreft, H. (2019). A global test of the subsidized island biogeography hypothesis. Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb.13032 https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13032

Aim: The decreasing capacity of area to predict species richness on small islands (the small‐island effect; SIE) seems to be one of the few exceptions of the species–area relationship. While most studies have focused on how to detect the SIE, the underlying ecological factors determining this patter…

Castañeda, S., Botello, F., Sánchez-Cordero, V., & Sarkar, S. (2019). Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Monarch Butterflies Along Their Migratory Route. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7. doi:10.3389/fevo.2019.00400 https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00400

Efforts to conserve the migratory phenomenon of monarch butterflies in eastern North America have increased since a 2013–2014 monitoring report documenting a historical population low at the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. Surprisingly, there have been few systematic attempts to devel…

Ewers‐Saucedo, C., & Pappalardo, P. (2019). Testing adaptive hypotheses on the evolution of larval life history in acorn and stalked barnacles. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.5645 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5645

Despite strong selective pressure to optimize larval life history in marine environments, there is a wide diversity with regard to developmental mode, size, and time larvae spend in the plankton. In the present study, we assessed if adaptive hypotheses explain the distribution of the larval life his…

Weterings, R., Barbetti, M., & Buckley, H. L. (2019). Hypothesis: Do invasive house geckos exacerbate dengue fever epidemics? Biological Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-019-02066-x https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-02066-x

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that has undergone a marked rise in incidence since the 1950s, throughout the world’s tropical regions. Here, we present a hypothesis that this rise in incidence may have been exacerbated by the invasion of house geckos, due to their role in the mosquito vect…

Cameron, A. C., Page, R. B., Watling, J. I., Hickerson, C.-A. M., & Anthony, C. D. (2019). Using a comparative approach to investigate the relationship between landscape and genetic connectivity among woodland salamander populations. Conservation Genetics. doi:10.1007/s10592-019-01207-y https://doi.org/10.1007/s10592-019-01207-y

For many amphibian species, reduced landscape connectivity results in reduced genetic connectivity among populations. However, large effective population sizes (Ne) slow the rate of genetic drift, causing subdivided populations to remain genetically similar despite little gene flow among them. There…

Louppe, V., Leroy, B., Herrel, A., & Veron, G. (2019). Current and future climatic regions favourable for a globally introduced wild carnivore, the raccoon Procyon lotor. Scientific Reports, 9(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45713-y https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-45713-y

Invasive species are considered as one of the major threats to biodiversity and represent a major challenge in the conservation of natural ecosystems, in preventing damage to agricultural production, and human health risks. Environmental Niche Modelling has emerged as a powerful tool to predict the …

Grattarola, F., Botto, G., da Rosa, I., Gobel, N., González, E., González, J., … Pincheira-Donoso, D. (2019). Biodiversidata: An Open-Access Biodiversity Database for Uruguay. Biodiversity Data Journal, 7. doi:10.3897/bdj.7.e36226 https://doi.org/10.3897/bdj.7.e36226

The continental and marine territories of Uruguay are characterised by a rich convergence of multiple biogeographic ecoregions of the Neotropics, making this country a peculiar biodiversity spot. However, despite the biological significance of Uruguay for the South American subcontinent, the distrib…

Padayachee, A. L., Procheş, Ş., & Wilson, J. R. U. (2019). Prioritising potential incursions for contingency planning: pathways, species, and sites in Durban (eThekwini), South Africa as an example. NeoBiota, 47, 1–21. doi:10.3897/neobiota.47.31959 https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.47.31959

Increased trade and travel have resulted in an increasing rate of introduction of biological organisms to new regions. Urban environments, such as cities, are hubs for human activities facilitating the introduction of alien species. Additionally, cities are susceptible to invading organisms as a res…

Figueira, R., & Lages, F. (2019). Museum and Herbarium Collections for Biodiversity Research in Angola. Biodiversity of Angola, 513–542. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_19 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_19

The importance of museum and herbarium collections is especially great in biodiverse countries such as Angola, an importance as great as the challenges facing the effective and sustained management of such facilities. The interface that Angola represents between tropical humid climates and semi-dese…