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Guidelines for classifying Alien Taxa

A comprehensive framework and guidelines for implementing a recently developed method for classifying alien taxa is presented.

Subtle gardeners: inland predators enrich local topsoils and enhance plant growth

Authors investigated during two consecutive breeding seasons the potential enrichment of the topsoils associated with inland ground-nesting eagle owls, as well as its possible consequences in the...

Long lifespans have evolved with long and monounsaturated fatty acids in birds

The evolution of lifespan is a central question in evolutionary biology, begging the question why there is so large variation among taxa. Specifically, a central quest is to unravel proximate...

African and Eurasian golden jackals are distinct species

The results of this study provide consistent and robust evidence that populations of golden jackals from Africa and Eurasia represent distinct monophyletic lineages separated for more than one...