- 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
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.
Inter-species mouse lemur coexistence is influenced by where and when interactions occur and is thus negatively affected by habitat degradation, which increases competition for finite resources.
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.
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