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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…

Andrade-Díaz, M. S., Sarquis, J. A., Loiselle, B. A., Giraudo, A. R., & Díaz-Gómez, J. M. (2019). Expansion of the agricultural frontier in the largest South American Dry Forest: Identifying priority conservation areas for snakes before everything is lost. PLOS ONE, 14(9), e0221901. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0221901 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221901

Conservation planning relies on integrating existing knowledge, social-environmental contexts, and potential threats to identify gaps and opportunities for action. Here we present a case study on how priority areas for conservation can be determined using existing information on biodiversity occurre…

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…

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…

Elkins, D., Sweat, S. C., Kuhajda, B. R., George, A. L., Hill, K. S., & Wenger, S. J. (2019). Illuminating hotspots of imperiled aquatic biodiversity in the southeastern US. Global Ecology and Conservation, 19, e00654. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00654 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00654

The southeastern United States is a global hotspot for aquatic biodiversity, but has relatively little land under protection. To guide conservation investment in this region, we developed a prioritization of watersheds to highlight areas of exceptional conservation potential. Using range maps for 10…

Liu, X., Blackburn, T. M., Song, T., Li, X., Huang, C., & Li, Y. (2019). Risks of Biological Invasion on the Belt and Road. Current Biology, 29(3), 499–505.e4. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.12.036 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2018.12.036

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an unprecedented global development program that involves nearly half of the world’s countries [1]. It not only will have economic and political influences, but also may generate multiple environmental challenges and is a focus of considerable academic and p…

Mothes, C. C., Stroud, J. T., Clements, S. L., & Searcy, C. A. (2019). Evaluating ecological niche model accuracy in predicting biotic invasions using South Florida’s exotic lizard community. Journal of Biogeography, 46(2), 432–441. doi:10.1111/jbi.13511 https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13511

Aim: Predicting environmentally suitable areas for non‐native species is an important step in managing biotic invasions, and ecological niche models are commonly used to accomplish this task. Depending on these models to enact appropriate management plans assumes their accuracy, but most niche model…

Brenner, J., & Mcnulty, V. (2018). GULF OF MEXICO TUNA MIGRATIONS. 14246. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29724.33925 https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.29724.33925

A new publication about tuna distributions and important areas introducing a toolkit for fisheries managers and policy-makers in the Gulf of Mexico.

Milheiras, S. G., & Mace, G. M. (2019). Assessing ecosystem service provision in a tropical region with high forest cover: Spatial overlap and the impact of land use change in Amapá, Brazil. Ecological Indicators, 99, 12–18. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.12.013 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.12.013

Ecosystem service (ES) assessments have flourished globally in recent years and are now frequently used by policymakers and environmental managers. However, data scarce regions continue to be less well studied, limiting the comprehensiveness of the approach and its potential benefits. Here we aim to…