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Fresh and dry ant body mass along the Cederberg "Coast-to-Karoo" transect
Fresh and dry body mass of ants collected along an altitudinal gradient in the Greater Cederberg Biodiversity Corridor (the CIB's Coast-to-Karoo transect).
Harnessing degraded lands for biodiversity conservation
(Elsevier GmbH, 2011)
Land degradation affects an estimated 24% of the global land area. While predominantly discussed as an environmental problem, degraded lands have recently been reconsidered as an untapped resource for production industries ...
“Nested” cryptic diversity in a widespread marine ecosystem engineer: a challenge for detecting biological invasions
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2011)
Background: Ecosystem engineers facilitate habitat formation and enhance biodiversity, but when they become invasive, they present a critical threat to native communities because they can drastically alter the receiving ...
A revision of the Pyura stolonifera species complex (Tunicata, Ascidiacea), with a description of a new species from Australia
(Magnolia Press, 2011-02-01)
Pyura stolonifera is a large solitary ascidian found in Africa, Australasia and South America. The taxonomic status of different populations of this species is disputed, especially since there is evidence for several ...
The ecology of Bactrocera tryoni (Diptera: Tephritidae): what do we know to assist pest management?
(Association of Applied Biologists, 2011)
The distribution, systematics and ecology of Bactrocera tryoni, the Queensland fruit fly, are reviewed. Bactrocera tryoni is a member of the B. tryoni complex of species, which currently includes four named species, viz. ...
Sex differences in developmental response to yeast hydrolysate supplements in adult Queensland fruit fly
(Netherlands Entomological Society, 2011)
Post-teneral dietary supplements have been found to improve mating performance of male Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt) (Diptera: Tephritidae) (Q-fly) and show considerable promise for enhancement of sterile insect technique ...
Sexual development of wild and mass-reared male Queensland fruit flies in response to natural food sources
(The Netherlands Entomological Society, 2011)
Diet has a profound influence on the fitness of adult tephritid flies. Mass-reared flies are provided yeast hydrolysate as a rich source of nutrition that supports rapid sexual development and mating success. In contrast, ...
Extracellular polysaccharides from cyanobacterial soil crusts: A review of their role in dryland soil processes
(Elsevier Ltd., 2011)
Cyanobacterial soil crusts are a community of microorganisms living in the soil surface of different habitats worldwide. Through photosynthesis, cyanobacteria produce extracellular polysaccharides (EPS) increasing the soil ...