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Anurans, the Group of Terrestrial Vertebrates Most Vulnerable to Climate Change: A Case Study with Acoustic Monitoring in the Iberian Peninsula
(Bundesamt für Naturschutz (BfN). Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, 2008)
We report preliminary analyses from an ongoing sound monitoring project that involves five species of anurans: two species of tree frogs in the genus Hyla (Hylidae) and three species of midwife toads in the genus Alytes ...
New contributions on amphibians and reptiles distribution on the Gran Bilbao coast, Biscay (Spain) during the decade of 1970-80
(Asociación Herpetológica Española, 2019-06)
Se revisan los especímenes de anfibios y reptiles depositados en la colección científica de la Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC, Sevilla) procedentes de la región del Gran Bilbao (Vizcaya) durante la década de 1970-80. ...
Depth and sediment granulometry effects on subtidal meiofaunal assemblages of the subtropical coast of Granada (Alboran Sea)
(Universidad de Granada, 2014)
Hypotheses about relationships of meiofaunal assemblages to depth and sediment granulometry were tested. Samples were taken at 3 and 15 metres depth, in sediments classified according to grain size as ‘coarse’, ‘medium’ ...
Long-distance dispersal, low connectivity and molecular evidence of a new cryptic species in the obligate rafter Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae)
The amphipod Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890 was recorded for the first time in Southern Iberian Peninsula (36440 1500N, 3590 3800W). This species is the only obligate rafter of the suborder Caprellidea and has been reported ...
Climate matching and anthropogenic factors contribute to the colonization and extinction of local populations during avian invasions
Aim: Concern about the impacts of biological invasions has generated a great deal of interest in understanding factors that determine invasion success. Most of our cur-rent knowledge comes from static approaches that use ...
Incorporating phylogeographic information in alien bird distribution models increases geographic extent but not accuracy of predictions
Species distribution models (SDM) have been proposed as valuable first screening tools for predicting species responses to new environmental conditions. SDMs are usually conducted at the species level, assuming that ...
Drivers of compositional dissimilarity for native and alien birds: 2 the relative roles of human activity and environmental suitability
We assessed the relative importance of human activity and environmental suitability as drivers of compositional dissimilarity of alien birds for 65 of the most populous cities of the Iberian Peninsula. We examined how these ...
An interspecific test of Bergmann’s rule reveals inconsistent body size patterns across several lineages of water beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae)
1. Bergmann's rule sensu lato, the ecogeographic pattern relating animals' body size with environmental temperature (or latitude), has been shown to be inconsistent among insect taxa. Body size clines remain largely ...
Assessing the capacity of endemic alpine water beetles to face climate change
1. Accurate assessments of species’vulnerability to climate change requireintegrated measurements of its different drivers, including extrinsic (the magnitude andrate of climate change) and intrinsic factors (organisms’sensitivity ...
Habitat preference and diversification rates in a speciose lineage of diving beetles
The long-term geological stability of aquatic habitats has been demonstrated to be a determinant in the evolution of macroinvertebrate fauna, with species in running (lotic) waters having lower dispersal abilities, smaller ...