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Chondrichthyans as sentinels of xenobiotics in the ecosystem

Sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras play an important role as predators in the ecosystems. These species could serve as potential sentinels for the presence of xenobiotics in marine ecosystems. In...

Natural expansion versus reintroduction in the spanish imperial eagles

Many threatened species in Europe have been expanding their distributions during recent decades owing to protection measures. Range expansion has come about via two processes, natural expansion...

Validated flow cytometry allows rapid quantitative assessment of immune responses in amphibians

Assessments of amphibian immune state have been commonly made through indirect methods like phytohemagglutinin injections, or by direct methods like cell counts from blood smears. Here a simple...

Why brown bears have smelly feet

Most mammals rely upon scent for intraspecific communication. As most bear species have large home ranges and are non-territorial, scent deposit while walking could be an effective way to...

Assessing apple snail effects on ecosystem services in Europe

The assessment of the risk posed by invasive alien species to the environment is a component of increasing importance for Pest Risk Analysis. Standardized and comprehensive procedures to assess...