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  1. Anadromous rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) have experienced a large range reduction in recent decades and the status of remnant spawning populations is poorly known in Maine, where these fish have significant ecol...

    Authors: Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York and Michael T. Kinnison
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:121

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2023 23:22

  2. The metabolic cold-climate adaption hypothesis predicts that animals from cold environments have relatively high metabolic rates compared with their warm-climate counterparts. However, studies testing this hyp...

    Authors: Jun-Qiong Chen, Lu-Wen Zhang, Ru-Meng Zhao, Hai-Xia Wu, Long-Hui Lin, Peng Li, Hong Li, Yan-Fu Qu and Xiang Ji
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:120
  3. Phylogenetic analyses for plant pathogenic fungi explore many questions on diversities, relationships, origins, and divergences of populations from different sources such as species, host, and geography. This ...

    Authors: Ece Silan and Hilal Ozkilinc
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:119
  4. The solely freshwater inhabiting Phylactolaemata is a sister taxon to all other bryozoans. Among phylactolaemates, Lophopodidae represents an early branching clade that is therefore crucial for ground pattern ...

    Authors: J. Bibermair, T. S. Wood, R. Chaichana and T. Schwaha
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:118
  5. The successful establishment of a species population following a single introduction of a few individuals to a non-native area has been limited. Nevertheless, the oriental fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis) p...

    Authors: Shan Zhang, Meixi Lin, Jiawei Liu, Jiangce Chen, Dong Liu, Jindong Zhao and Meng Yao
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:117
  6. Aggression is observed across the animal kingdom, and benefits animals in a number of ways to increase fitness and promote survival. While aggressive behaviors vary widely across populations and can evolve as ...

    Authors: Roberto Rodriguez-Morales, Paola Gonzalez-Lerma, Anders Yuiska, Ji Heon Han, Yolanda Guerra, Lina Crisostomo, Alex C. Keene, Erik R. Duboue and Johanna E. Kowalko
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:116
  7. In general, reproductive performance exhibits nonlinear changes with age. Specifically, reproductive performance increases early in life, reaches a peak, and then declines later in life. Reproductive ageing pa...

    Authors: Yi Hang Park, Donggyun Shin and Chang S. Han
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:115
  8. Various haemosporidian parasites infect raptors, especially captive hosts who may be more exposed. Diagnosis of threatening factors such as infectious diseases indirectly has a significant role in protecting e...

    Authors: Leila Nourani, Mansour Aliabadian, Omid Mirshamsi and Navid Dinparast Djadid
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:114
  9. Family Rhinolophidae (horseshoe bats), Hipposideridae (leaf-nosed bats) and Rhinonycteridae (trident bats) are exclusively distributed in the Old-World, and their biogeography reflects the complex historic geo...

    Authors: Ada Chornelia and Alice Catherine Hughes
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:112
  10. Exclosure becomes popular as a naming of the practice of excluding degrading agents from degraded lands for natural rehabilitation. However, its role on woody species regeneration in the Loma Bosa District of ...

    Authors: Assefa Ataro Ambushe, Girma Gezimu Gebre and Getahun Shanko Mamo
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:111
  11. The banteng (Bos javanicus) is an endangered species within the wild Asian Bos complex, that has traditionally been subdivided into three geographically isolated subspecies based on (i) mainland Southeast Asia (B...

    Authors: Xin Sun, Marta Maria Ciucani, Jacob Agerbo Rasmussen, M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:110
  12. Delimiting species across a speciation continuum is a complex task, as the process of species origin is not generally instantaneous. The use of genome-wide data provides unprecedented resolution to address con...

    Authors: Victor Julio Piñeros, Carmen del R. Pedraza-Marrón, Isaí Betancourt-Resendes, Nancy Calderón-Cortés, Ricardo Betancur-R and Omar Domínguez-Domínguez
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:108
  13. Sexual selection is thought to be an important driver of adaptation, speciation and extinction. Empirically testing these predictions across macroevolutionary timescales first requires an understanding of the ...

    Authors: Chloé Gerstenhaber and Andrew Knapp
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:107
  14. The transient and fragmented nature of the deep-sea hydrothermal environment made of ridge subduction, plate collision and the emergence of new rifts is currently acting to separate of vent populations, promot...

    Authors: Camille Thomas-Bulle, Denis Bertrand, Niranjan Nagarajan, Richard R. Copley, Erwan Corre, Stéphane Hourdez, Éric Bonnivard, Adam Claridge-Chang and Didier Jollivet
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:106
  15. Telomere length provides a physiological proxy for accumulated stress in animals. While there is a growing consensus over how telomere dynamics and their patterns are linked to life history variation and indiv...

    Authors: Christian Fohringer, Franz Hoelzl, Andrew M. Allen, Claire Cayol, Göran Ericsson, Göran Spong, Steven Smith and Navinder J. Singh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:105
  16. Parasites can alter host and vector phenotype and thereby affect ecological processes in natural populations. Laboratory studies have suggested that Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the causative agent of human L...

    Authors: Mélissa Lemoine, Luca Cornetti, Kevin Reeh and Barbara Tschirren
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:104
  17. During the past three decades, sustained population decline or disappearance of cycles in small rodents have been observed. Both anthropogenic disturbance and climate warming are likely to be potential drivers...

    Authors: Xinru Wan, Chuan Yan, Zhenyu Wang and Zhibin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:102
  18. In 2022, researchers from around the world entered the BMC Ecology and Evolution photography competition. The contest produced a spectacular collection of photographs that capture the wonder of the natural world ...

    Authors: Jennifer Harman, Christy A. Hipsley, Luke M. Jacobus, David A. Liberles, Josef Settele and Arne Traulsen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:99
  19. Microbial pan-genomes are shaped by a complex combination of stochastic and deterministic forces. Even closely related genomes exhibit extensive variation in their gene content. Understanding what drives this ...

    Authors: Daniel R. Garza, F. A. Bastiaan von Meijenfeldt, Bram van Dijk, Annemarie Boleij, Martijn A. Huynen and Bas E. Dutilh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:101
  20. Contemporary species distribution, genetic diversity and evolutionary history in many taxa are shaped by both historical and current climate as well as topography. The Himalayas show a huge variation in topogr...

    Authors: Kunal Arekar, Neha Tiwari, Sambandam Sathyakumar, Mehreen Khaleel and Praveen Karanth
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:100

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:103

  21. In the last 171 years, the forests along the eastern bank of the Panama Canal have been pressured by anthropic activities. Studies of the influence of habitat fragmentation on braconid wasp communities in Cent...

    Authors: Louise A. Rodríguez and Enrique Medianero
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:98
  22. In brood site pollination mutualisms, pollinators are attracted by odours emitted at anthesis. In Ficus, odours of receptive figs differ among species and the specific pollinators generally only enter figs of the...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Deng, Yufen Cheng, Yan-Qiong Peng, Hui Yu, Magali Proffit and Finn Kjellberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:97
  23. Metabolic activity and environmental energy are two of the most studied putative drivers of molecular evolutionary rates. Their extensive study, however, has resulted in mixed results and has rarely included t...

    Authors: Paola Montoya, Carlos Daniel Cadena, Santiago Claramunt and David Alejandro Duchêne
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:95
  24. To accommodate an ever-increasing human population, agriculture is rapidly intensifying at the expense of natural habitat, with negative and widely reported effects on biodiversity in general and on wild bee a...

    Authors: Johannes Garlin, Panagiotis Theodorou, Elisa Kathe, José Javier G. Quezada-Euán, Robert J. Paxton and Antonella Soro
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:94
  25. The ovipositors of some insects are external female genitalia, which have their primary function to deliver eggs. Drosophila suzukii and its sibling species D. subpulchrella are known to have acquired highly scle...

    Authors: Kentaro M. Tanaka, Kanoko Takahashi, Gavin Rice, Mark Rebeiz, Yoshitaka Kamimura and Aya Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:93
  26. The extant members of the Asian rhinos have experienced severe population and range declines since Pleistocene through a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors. The one-horned rhino is the only Asian...

    Authors: Tista Ghosh, Shrewshree Kumar, Kirtika Sharma, Parikshit Kakati, Amit Sharma and Samrat Mondol
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:92
  27. Human activities, including changes in agricultural landscapes, often impact biodiversity through habitat fragmentation. This potentially reduces genetic exchange between previously connected populations. Usin...

    Authors: Marion Cordonnier, Dominik Felten, Andreas Trindl, Jürgen Heinze and Abel Bernadou
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:91
  28. A major challenge to understanding how biodiversity has changed over time comes from depauperons, which are long-lived lineages with presently low species diversity. The most famous of these are the coelacanth...

    Authors: Chase Doran Brownstein and Immanuel Chas Bissell
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:90

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:96

  29. High levels of standing genomic variation in wide-ranging marine species may enhance prospects for their long-term persistence. Patterns of connectivity and adaptation in such species are often thought to be i...

    Authors: Andrea Barceló, Jonathan Sandoval-Castillo, Chris J. Brauer, Kerstin Bilgmann, Guido J. Parra, Luciano B. Beheregaray and Luciana M. Möller
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:88
  30. Spiders have evolved two types of sticky capture threads: one with wet adhesive spun by ecribellate orb-weavers and another with dry adhesive spun by cribellate spiders. The evolutionary history of cribellate ...

    Authors: Sandra M. Correa-Garhwal, Richard H. Baker, Thomas H. Clarke, Nadia A. Ayoub and Cheryl Y. Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:89
  31. The skull of placental mammals constitutes one of the best studied systems for phenotypic modularity. Several studies have found strong evidence for the conserved presence of two- and six-module architectures,...

    Authors: Sérgio Ferreira-Cardoso, Julien Claude, Anjali Goswami, Frédéric Delsuc and Lionel Hautier
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:87
  32. Darwin and others proposed that a species’ geographic range size positively influences speciation likelihood, with the relationship potentially dependent on the mode of speciation and other contributing factor...

    Authors: Eleanor M. Hay, Matthew D. McGee and Steven L. Chown
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:86
  33. Salt marshes exist along the gradient of the marine mudflat to the terrestrial dunes, with a gradient of shore height and associated plant zonation. The lower salt marsh (LSM) extends from the mean high tidal ...

    Authors: Maria Rinke, Philipp M. Bendisch, Mark Maraun and Stefan Scheu
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:85
  34. Vitamin C (VC) is an indispensable antioxidant and co-factor for optimal function and development of eukaryotic cells. In animals, VC can be synthesized by the organism, acquired through the diet, or both. In ...

    Authors: Pedro Duque, Cristina P. Vieira, Bárbara Bastos and Jorge Vieira
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:84
  35. The ecology and evolution of phoretic mites and termites have not been well studied. In particular, it is unknown whether the specific relationship between mites and termites is commensal or parasitic. High ph...

    Authors: Yong Chen, Lijun Zhang, Shijun Zhang, Bingrong Liu, Wenhui Zeng and Zhiqiang Li
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:80
  36. Boxwood blight disease caused by Calonectria henricotiae and C. pseudonaviculata is of ecological and economic significance in cultivated and native ecosystems worldwide. Prior research has focused on understandi...

    Authors: Layne W. Rogers, Alyssa M. Koehler, Jo Anne Crouch, Marc A. Cubeta and Nicholas R. LeBlanc
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:79
  37. Increasing evidence suggests that anthropogenic effects are responsible for drastic changes in landscape patterns and ecosystem services. This study aims to assess the effects of landscape change and agro-clim...

    Authors: Annissa Muhammed Ahmedin and Eyasu Elias
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:78
  38. In spatially structured populations, local adaptation improves organisms’ fitness in their native environment. Hosts and pathogens can rapidly adapt to their local antagonist. Since males and females can diffe...

    Authors: Neetika Ahlawat, Manas Geeta Arun, Komal Maggu, Jigisha, Aparajita Singh and Nagaraj Guru Prasad
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:77
  39. Deep-sea mussels in the subfamily Bathymodiolinae have unique adaptations to colonize hydrothermal-vent and cold-seep environments throughout the world ocean. These invertebrates function as important ecosyste...

    Authors: Danielle M. DeLeo, Cheryl L. Morrison, Makiri Sei, Veronica Salamone, Amanda W. J. Demopoulos and Andrea M. Quattrini
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:76
  40. Our current view of nature depicts a world where macroorganisms dwell in a landscape full of microbes. Some of these microbes not only transit but establish themselves in or on hosts. Although hosts might be o...

    Authors: Román Zapién-Campos, Florence Bansept, Michael Sieber and Arne Traulsen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:75
  41. Diet is a key component of a species ecological niche and plays critical roles in guiding the trajectories of evolutionary change. Previous studies suggest that dietary evolution can influence the rates and pa...

    Authors: Mauricio Ocampo, Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, Ferran Sayol and Rodrigo S. Rios
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:74
  42. Hosts are often simultaneously infected with several parasite species. These co-infections can lead to within-host interactions of parasites, including mutualism and competition, which may affect both virulenc...

    Authors: Luz Garcia-Longoria, Sergio Magallanes, Xi Huang, Anna Drews, Lars Råberg, Alfonso Marzal, Staffan Bensch and Helena Westerdahl
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:73
  43. The Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Hermetia illucens is a cosmopolitan fly massively used by industrial companies to reduce biowaste and produce protein and fat for poultry and aquaculture feed. However, the natural his...

    Authors: J. Guilliet, G. Baudouin, N. Pollet and J. Filée
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:72

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