- Michel Baguette, Muséum National dHistoire 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
- Catherine Potenski, BioMed Central
Small nematodes can be ferried over distances by slugs and other small invertebrates, surviving in the gut and being excreted, allowing them to travel to short-lived food sources.
Behavioral bioassays and chemical analysis of volatile compounds show that the developmental stage of plants can have an effect on the attraction of parasitoid herbivores.
Remote camera capture and biological sample study identify an ecological, marine-terrestrial interaction between American black bears and Pacific herring during spawn events.
No significant effect of brain size is seen on the ability of a bird species to become urbanized, with greater influence seen from the density of bird populations surrounding cities.
The reproductive behavior of the threatened Caribbean pillar coral species Dendrogyra cylindrus is elucidated and the conditions for successful fertilization are described, adding value knowledge to conservation efforts.
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