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Feeding ecological knowledge: the underutilised power of faecal DNA approaches for carnivore diet analysis
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2018-12-22)
Accurate analyses of the diets of predators are key to understand trophic interactions and defining conservation strategies. Diets are commonly assessed through analysis of non-invasively collected scats, and the use of ...
Species-specific variations in reproductive traits of three yellow catfish species (Pelteobagrus spp.) in relation to habitats in the Three Gorges Reservoir, China
The reproductive biology of three yellow catfish congeners was studied in the Three Gorges Reservoir of the Yangtze River, China. We compared reproductive traits among the lentic, transitional, and lotic zones. A total of ...
Toxoplasma gondii infection in wild mustelids and cats across an urban-rural gradient
The increase in human population and domestic pets, such as cats, are generating important consequences in terms of habitat loss and pathogen pollution of coastal ecosystems with potential to generate negative impacts in ...
Scaling participation in payments for ecosystem services programs
Payments for ecosystem services programs have become common tools but most have failed to achieve wide-ranging conservation outcomes. The capacity for scale and impact increases when PES programs are designed through the ...
Creeping in the night: What might ecologists be missing?
Wildlife activity patterns tend to be defined by terms such as diurnal and nocturnal that might not fully depict the complexity of a species' life history strategy and behavior in a given system. These activity pattern ...
The Changing Face of Water: A Dynamic Reflection of Antibiotic Resistance Across Landscapes
Little is known about the role of surface water in the propagation of antibiotic resistance (AR), or the relationship between AR and water quality declines. While healthcare and agricultural sectors are considered the main ...
Thermal and Hydrodynamic Changes under a Warmer Climate in a Variably Stratified Hypereutrophic Reservoir
We quantified effects of future climate warming on temperature and stability in a variably stratified, hypereutrophic reservoir with large fluctuations in water level by calibrating a 2-D model (CE-QUAL-W2, version 3.7.1, ...
Annual Report: Center for Forest Products Business, 2017-2018
(Virginia Tech, 2018)
This annual report details student and faculty accomplishments for the Center in 2017-2018.
Remaining populations of an upland stream fish persist in refugia defined by habitat features at multiple scales
(Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2018-12-17)
Aim: Conserving stream biota could require strategies that preserve habitats conveying resistance to ecological impacts of changing land use and climate. Retrospective analyses of species’ responses to anthropogenic ...
Effects of biological monitoring and results outreach on private landowner conservation management
Sustained management efforts by private landowners are crucial for the long-term success of private land natural resource conservation and related environmental benefits. Landowner outreach is a primary means of recruiting ...