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  • Michel Baguette, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle
  • Michael Bonsall, University of Oxford
  • Jean Clobert, Station d'Ecologie Experimentale du CNRS
  • David Hughes, Penn State University
  • Josef Settele, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

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  • Catherine Potenski, BioMed Central

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    Zebra seasonal immune system trade-offs

    Gastrointestinal parasite infections flourish in zebras during the rainy months, eliciting an immune response that can suppress the ability to ward off other types of infection, like anthrax, that require different immune reactions.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:27
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    Nutrient deficiency enhances parasite impact

    Phosphorus-limited diets affect the parasite:host ratio in populations of the water flea Daphnia magna infected with a microsporidian gut parasite, indicating that a poor diet reinforces the negative effects of parasitism.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:29
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    Biodiversity of freshwater algae from Hawaii

    A comprehensive survey from 2009-2014 of freshwater algae from the Hawaiian islands catalogues the biogeographic distribution of various algal taxa from diverse sources, providing a database for tropical, non-marine algae.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:28
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    BMC Ecology image competition 2014

    We announce the winners of the 2014 BMC Ecology image competition.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:24
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    Herbivore responses to a toxic diet

    Woodrat populations that have evolutionary experience of ingesting creosote toxins display similar biotransformation strategies compared to naïve populations, revealing key genes that are upregulated in response to a toxic diet.

    BMC Ecology 2014, 14:23

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Image Competition

Congratulations to Dr Petra Wester, winner of the 2nd BMC Ecology Image Competition.

All of the winning and highly-commended images are freely available to download and reuse (CC-BY) from our accompanying Editorial.

BMC Ecology would like to thank everyone that took the time to participate in this year's competition.

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Coping with continuous human disturbance in the wild: insights from penguin heart rate response to various stressors.

Vincent A Viblanc, Andrew D Smith, Benoit Gineste and René Groscolas

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