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  1. Marine ecosystems are facing a dramatic loss of biodiversity worldwide, together with a widespread collapse of habitats and their functionality. In this context, Marine Citizen Science (MCS) can be a powerful ...

    Authors: Martina Coppari, Camilla Roveta, Cristina Di Camillo, Joaquim Garrabou, Serena Lucrezi, Torcuato Pulido Mantas and Carlo Cerrano
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:100
  2. The light organs of the splitfin flashlight fish Anomalops katoptron are necessary for schooling behavior, to determine nearest neighbor distance, and to feed on zooplankton under dim light conditions. Each behav...

    Authors: Peter Jägers, Timo Frischmuth and Stefan Herlitze
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:97
  3. The Portezuelo Formation preserves an outstanding record of the upper Turonian – lower Coniacian. Despite the discovery of a significant quantity of sauropod fossil material from the formation, only two specie...

    Authors: Kevin Leonel Gomez, Agustín Pérez-Moreno, Jorge Gustavo Meso, Flavio Bellardini, Mattia Antonio Baiano, Diego Pol, Alberto Garrido, Jonatan Kaluza, Luciana Muci and Michael Pittman
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:96
  4. Adaptation to a stressor can lead to costs on other traits. These costs play an unavoidable role on fitness and influence the evolutionary trajectory of a population. Host defense seems highly subject to these...

    Authors: Loïc Quevarec, Levi T. Morran, Elizabeth Dufourcq-Sekatcheff, Olivier Armant, Christelle Adam-Guillermin, Jean-Marc Bonzom and Denis Réale
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:95
  5. The increasing severity and frequency of drought pose serious threats to plant species worldwide. Yet, we lack a general understanding of how various intensities of droughts affect plant traits, in particular ...

    Authors: Yu Sun, Christelle AM Robert and Madhav P. Thakur
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:92
  6. Thyasirid bivalves are often recorded as a dominant component of macrobenthic infaunal communities in depositional environments such as fjord basins. Fjord basins comprise patchy soft-bottom habitats bounded b...

    Authors: Valentin Kokarev, Suzanne C. Dufour, Joost A. M. Raeymaekers, Amalia A. Mailli and Henning Reiss
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:91
  7. Assessing the historical dynamics of key food web components is crucial to understand how climate change impacts the structure of Arctic marine ecosystems. Most retrospective stable isotopic studies to date as...

    Authors: Alexey V. Golikov, José C. Xavier, Filipe R. Ceia, José P. Queirós, Paco Bustamante, Bram Couperus, Gaël Guillou, Anna M. Larionova, Rushan M. Sabirov, Christopher J. Somes and Henk-Jan Hoving
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:90
  8. Galician forests in northwestern Spain are subject to frequent wildfires with high environmental and economic costs. In addition, due to the consequences of climate change, these fires are becoming more virule...

    Authors: Andrea Janeiro-Otero, Xana Álvarez and Carsten F. Dormann
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:89
  9. Parent-offspring conflict represents the sensitive balance of resource allocation between self-maintenance and reproduction. Two strategies have been proposed to better understand how species manage this confl...

    Authors: Benjamin D. Haussmann, Kayla E. Lichtner, Robert A. Mauck and Mark F. Haussmann
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:88
  10. Widespread species often experience significant environmental clines over the area they naturally occupy. We investigated a widespread livebearing fish, the Sailfin molly (Poecilia latipinna) combining genetic, l...

    Authors: Ralph Tiedemann, Rüdiger Riesch, Maxi Tomowski, Katja Havenstein, Jan Schlupp, Waldir Miron Berbel-Filho and Ingo Schlupp
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:87
  11. Male courtship investment may evolve in response to the male’s expectation of future mating opportunities or the degree of female control during mating interactions. We used a comparative approach to test this...

    Authors: Luciana Baruffaldi and Maydianne C. B. Andrade
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:86
  12. Crop raiding and livestock predation negatively impact the views of the local community towards wildlife conservation. Farmers across the African continent, especially those in rural regions, incur financial l...

    Authors: Birhanu Asaye, Wondimagegnehu Tekalign and Taye Dobamo
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:85
  13. Accelerating biodiversity loss necessitates monitoring the potential pathogens of vulnerable species. With a third of New Zealand's avifauna considered at risk of extinction, a greater understanding of the fac...

    Authors: Rebecca M. Grimwood, Enzo M. R. Reyes, Jamie Cooper, Jemma Welch, Graeme Taylor, Troy Makan, Lauren Lim, Jérémy Dubrulle, Kate McInnes, Edward C. Holmes and Jemma L. Geoghegan
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:84
  14. Understanding the distribution pattern of species and their suitable habitat is key to focus conservation efforts. Climate change has had notable impact on the distribution and extent of suitable habitats, and...

    Authors: Mulatu Ayenew Aligaz, Chala Adugna Kufa, Ahmed Seid Ahmed, Hailu Tilahun Argaw, Misganaw Tamrat, Mesele Yihune, Anagaw Atickem, Afework Bekele and Bezawork Afework Bogale
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:83
  15. Unenlagiine paravians are among the most relevant Gondwanan theropod dinosaur clades for understanding the origin of birds, yet their fossil record remains incomplete, with most taxa being represented by fragm...

    Authors: Juan D. Porfiri, Mattia A. Baiano, Domenica D. dos Santos, Federico A. Gianechini, Michael Pittman and Matthew C. Lamanna
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:77
  16. Tandem running is a recruitment method found in some species of ants where one ant follows another ant to reach a destination having maintained a physical contact with its antennae, throughout the journey. It ...

    Authors: Snigdha Mukhopadhyay, Subhashis Halder, Eshika Halder and Sumana Annagiri
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:82
  17. New Zealand is home to over 120 native endemic species of skinks and geckos that radiated over the last 20–40 million years, likely driven by the exploitation of diverse habitats formed during the Miocene. The...

    Authors: Stephanie J. Waller, Richelle G. Butcher, Lauren Lim, Kate McInnes, Edward C. Holmes and Jemma L. Geoghegan
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:81
  18. Biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems is declining due to an increased anthropogenic footprint. Freshwater crayfish are keystone species in freshwater ecosystems and play a crucial role in shaping the structur...

    Authors: Lena Bonassin, Lucian Pârvulescu, Ljudevit Luka Boštjančić, Caterina Francesconi, Judith Paetsch, Christelle Rutz, Odile Lecompte and Kathrin Theissinger
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:78
  19. Understanding biodiversity patterns is a central topic in biogeography and ecology, and it is essential for conservation planning and policy development. Diversity estimates that consider the evolutionary rela...

    Authors: Vladimir Mikryukov, Kessy Abarenkov, Shawn Laffan, Tim Robertson, Emily Jane McTavish, Thomas Stjernegaard Jeppesen, John Waller, Matthew Blissett, Urmas Kõljalg and Joseph T. Miller
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:76
  20. The parallel evolution of similar traits or species provides strong evidence for the role of natural selection in evolution. Traits or species that evolved repeatedly can be driven by separate de novo mutation...

    Authors: Fang-Dong Geng, Miao-Qing Liu, Xue-Dong Zhang, Lu-Zhen Wang and Meng-Fan Lei
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:75
  21. The geographic patterns of plant diversity in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP) have been widely studied, but few studies have focused on wetland plants. This study quantified the geographic patterns of wetland ...

    Authors: Yigang Li, Fan Liu, Yadong Zhou, Xing Liu and Qingfeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:74
  22. Monitoring mollusk biodiversity is a great challenge due to their large diversity and broad distribution. Environmental DNA (eDNA) technology is increasingly applied for biodiversity monitoring, but relevant s...

    Authors: Xiaojing Shi, Yihui Jiang, Ling Cao and Cong Zeng
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:73
  23. Ctenoluciidae is a Neotropical freshwater fish family composed of two genera, Ctenolucius (C. beani and C. hujeta) and Boulengerella (B. cuvieri, B. lateristriga, B. lucius, B. maculata, and B. xyrekes), which pr...

    Authors: José Francisco de Sousa e Souza, Erika Milena Corrêa Guimarães, Vanessa Susan Pinheiro Figliuolo, Simone Cardoso Soares, Marcelo de Bello Cioffi, Francisco de Menezes Cavalcante Sassi and Eliana Feldberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:72
  24. Home range is a fundamental characteristic of an animal natural history. The study of home range provides information on the sites where organisms forage for food, find shelter, or locate mates. Home range siz...

    Authors: Ivette Enríquez-Mercado, Taggert G. Butterfield, Rafael Aguilar-Romero and Rodrigo Macip-Ríos
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:71
  25. Selection of climate-change adapted ecotypes of commercially valuable species to date relies on DNA-assisted screening followed by growth trials. For trees, such trials can take decades, hence any approach tha...

    Authors: Marieke Wesselkamp, David R. Roberts and Carsten F. Dormann
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:70
  26. Anthropogenic impacts on freshwater habitats are causing a recent biodiversity decline far greater than that documented for most terrestrial ecosystems. However, knowledge and description of freshwater biodive...

    Authors: Alexandra Schoenle, Dominik Scepanski, Alexander Floß, Pascal Büchel, Ann-Kathrin Koblitz, Anja Scherwaß, Hartmut Arndt and Ann-Marie Waldvogel
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:69
  27. The ecology and biology of oysters (Ostreidae) across the tropics is poorly understood. Morphological plasticity and shared characteristics among oysters have resulted in the misidentification of species, crea...

    Authors: Marina A. Richardson, Nikolina Nenadic, Max Wingfield and Carmel McDougall
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:67
  28. Dorcus stag beetles in broad sense are one of the most diverse group in Lucanidae and important saproxylic insects playing a crucial role in nutrient recycling and forest biomonitoring. However, the dazzling morp...

    Authors: Muhammad Jafir, Liyang Zhou, Yongjing Chen and Xia Wan
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:66
  29. Classical matrix game models aim to find the endpoint of behavioural evolution for a set of fixed possible interaction outcomes. Here, we introduce an evolutionary model in which not only the players’ strategi...

    Authors: Balázs Király, Tamás Varga, György Szabó and József Garay
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:65
  30. Flying foxes of the genus Pteropus, especially those inhabiting islands, face increasing pressure from anthropogenic threats. A first step to implementing effective conservation actions is to establish monitoring...

    Authors: Isabella Mandl, Amelaid Houmadi, Ishaka Said, Badrane Ben Ali Abdou, Nastazia Mohamed, Abdoulkader Fardane, Samirou Soulaïmana, Misbahou Mohamed, Ben Anthoy M. and Hugh Doulton
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:64
  31. Reintroduction represents an effective strategy for the conservation of endangered wildlife, yet it might inadvertently impact the native ecosystems. This investigation assesses the impact of reintroducing end...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Jiawei Liu, Ke Zhang, Anqi Wang, Duishan Sailikebieke, Zexin Zhang, Tegen Ao, Liping Yan, Dong Zhang, Kai Li and Heqing Huang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:61
  32. Foraging behavior in insects is optimised for locating scattered resources in a complex environment. This behavior can be exploited for use in pest control. Inhibition of feeding can protect crops whereas stim...

    Authors: K. Escobedo-Quevedo, M. J. Lankheet, I. Pen, M. Trienens, H. H. M. Helsen and B. Wertheim
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:60
  33. The study of thirty-two shed crowns from the Portezuelo Formation (middle Turonian-late Coniacian) at the Sierra del Portezuelo locality, reveals six distinct tooth morphotypes identified through cladistic, di...

    Authors: Jorge Gustavo Meso, Federico Gianechini, Kevin Leonel Gomez, Luciana Muci, Mattia Antonio Baiano, Diego Pol, Jonatan Kaluza, Alberto Garrido and Michael Pittman
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:59
  34. Karst caves serve as natural laboratories, providing organisms with extreme and constant conditions that promote isolation, resulting in a genetic relationship and living environment that is significantly diff...

    Authors: Likun Zhao, Ruoyi Xiao, Shanfeng Zhang, Chao Zhang and Feng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:58
  35. Complex descriptions of new strains of cyanobacteria appear very frequently. The main importance of these descriptions concerns potential new substances that they could synthesise, as well as their different p...

    Authors: Bahareh Nowruzi, Lenka Hutarova, Dominika Vešelenyiova and James S. Metcalf
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:57
  36. Despite its implications for population dynamics and evolution, the relationship between genetic and phenotypic variation in wild populations remains unclear. Here, we estimated variation and plasticity in lif...

    Authors: Raul de la Mata, Almudena Mollá-Morales, Belén Méndez-Vigo, Rafael Torres-Pérez, Juan Carlos Oliveros, Rocío Gómez, Arnald Marcer, Antonio R. Castilla, Magnus Nordborg, Carlos Alonso-Blanco and F. Xavier Picó
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:56
  37. Sex differences in mitochondrial function have been reported in multiple tissue and cell types. Additionally, sex-variable responses to stressors including environmental pollutants and drugs that cause mitocho...

    Authors: Dillon E. King, A. Clare Sparling, Abigail S. Joyce, Ian T. Ryde, Beverly DeSouza, P. Lee Ferguson, Susan K. Murphy and Joel N. Meyer
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:55
  38. Bolete cultivation is economically and ecologically valuable. Ectomycorrhizae are advantageous for plant development and productivity. This study investigated how boletes affect the formation of Pinus thunbergii ...

    Authors: Qianwen Tan, Lunhe You, Chen Hao, Jianrui Wang and Yu Liu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:54
  39. The eastern edge of the Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau (QTP) and subtropical China have various regions where plant species originate and thrive, but these regions have been the focus of very few integrative studies. H...

    Authors: Qing Dong, Yongle Zhang, Shengfu Zhong, Qiuyi Zhang, Hao Yang, Huai Yang, Xiaoxiao Yi, Feiquan Tan, Chen Chen and Peigao Luo
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:52
  40. Different patterns of sex chromosome differentiation are seen in Palaeognathae birds, a lineage that includes the ratites (Struthioniformes, Rheiformes, Apterygiformes, Casuariiformes, and the sister group Tin...

    Authors: Príncia Grejo Setti, Geize Aparecida Deon, Rodrigo Zeni dos Santos, Caio Augusto Gomes Goes, Analía Del Valle Garnero, Ricardo José Gunski, Edivaldo Herculano Corrêa de Oliveira, Fábio Porto-Foresti, Thales Renato Ochotorena de Freitas, Fábio Augusto Oliveira Silva, Thomas Liehr, Ricardo Utsunomia, Rafael Kretschmer and Marcelo de Bello Cioffi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2024 24:51

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