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Are avian predators effective biological control agents for rodent pest management in agricultural systems?
(Elsevier Inc., 2016)
Worldwide rodent pests are of significant economic and health importance. Controlling rodent pests will, therefore, not only benefit food security but also human and animal health. While rodent pests are most often ...
Past, present, and future distribution of Afromontane rodents (Muridae: Otomys) reflect climate-change predicted biome changes
(De Gruyter, 2016)
Climate change constitutes a potential threat to montane biodiversity, particularly in low-altitude, tropical mountains; however, few data exist for the Afromontane taxa. In South Africa, the temperate grassland and fynbos ...
Karyotypic evolution in Malagasy flying foxes (Pteropodidae, Chiroptera) and their hipposiderid relatives as determined by comparative chromosome painting
Pteropodidae and Hipposideridae are 2 of the 9 chiropteran families that occur on Madagascar. Despite major advancements in the systematic study of the island’s bat fauna, few karyotypic data exist for endemic species. ...
Bats in the anthropogenic matrix: Challenges and opportunities for the conservation of chiroptera and their ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes
Intensification in land-use and farming practices has had largely negative effects on bats, leading to population declines and concomitant losses of ecosystem services. Current trends in land-use change suggest that ...
Bird and bat predation services in tropical forests and agroforestry landscapes
(Cambridge Philosophical Society, 2016)
Understanding distribution patterns and multitrophic interactions is critical for managing bat- and bird-mediated ecosystem services such as the suppression of pest and non-pest arthropods. Despite the ecological and ...