- 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
A study in the Canary Islands examines the fungal make up of different nectars and finds that the yeast populations are affected by both sugar content and floral visitors.
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.
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.
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 2015, 15:5
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