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Datasets associated with: Late Holocene spread of pastoralism coincides with endemic megafaunal extinction on Madagascar

Sean Hixon, Kristina Douglass, Brooke Crowley, Lucien Rakotozafy, Geoffrey Clark, Atholl Anderson, Simon Haberle, Jean Freddy Ranaivoarisoa, Mike Buckley, Salomon Fidiarisoa, Balzac Mbola & Douglas Kennett
Recently expanded estimates for when humans arrived on Madagascar (up to ~10,000 years ago) highlight questions about the causes of the island’s relatively late megafaunal extinctions (~2000-500 years ago). Introduced domesticated animals could have contributed to extinctions, but the arrival times and past diets of exotic animals are poorly known. To conduct the first explicit test of the potential for competition between introduced livestock and extinct endemic megafauna in southern and western Madagascar, we generated...

Additional file 3 of Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Additional file 3. Analyses and findings on anemia and PRO-CCM. Table S5. Prevalence of anemia among all women of reproductive age at baseline and endline, by study arm. Table S6. Unadjusted analyses of prevalence of anemia among all women of reproductive age at baseline, using logistic regression models. Table S7. Adjusted analyses of prevalence of anemia among all women of reproductive age at baseline, using logistic regression models.

Data from: Polygamy slows down population divergence in shorebirds

Josephine D'Urban Jackson, Natalie Dos Remedios, Kathryn H. Maher, Sama Zefania, Susan Haig, Sara Oyler-McCance, Donald Blomqvist, Terry Burke, Mike W. Bruford, Tamas Szekely, Clemens Küpper & Michael W. Bruford
Sexual selection may act as a promotor of speciation since divergent mate choice and competition for mates can rapidly lead to reproductive isolation. Alternatively, sexual selection may also retard speciation since polygamous individuals can access additional mates by increased breeding dispersal. High breeding dispersal should hence increase gene flow and reduce diversification in polygamous species. Here we test how polygamy predicts diversification in shorebirds using genetic differentiation and subspecies richness as proxies for population divergence....

La parole du diable : postulation de la totalité contre son interdit

Jean Robert RAKOTOMALALA
Les mythes fondent toujours un interdit afin de préserver la société contre la violence qui peut la détruire. Mais paradoxalement, le mythe est une tentative culturelle de donner une dimension humaine au naturel. Le discours mythique ne cherche ni à maitriser, ni à s’opposer à la nature, mais seulement à l’apprivoiser : il est un discours de médiation qui fait passer la nature vers la culture en jetant une voile de pudeur sur sa structure...

Additional file 1 of Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Additional file 1: Figure S1. Flowchart of the households and individuals included on the survey from the baseline. Figure S2. Comparison of malaria incidence and positivity in the intervention area during March-October 2017 with average values for Mananjary District. Figure S3. Comparison of malaria community case management in the intervention and control arms during pro-CCM implementation and during the two years prior. Figure S4. Map of Mananjary district and the fokontany included in the intervention...

Additional file 2 of Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Additional file 2. Table S1. Distribution of positive RDT results in the 22 fokontany. Table S2. Impact of Pro-CCM and IRS on malaria prevalence, per-protocol analyses. Table S3. Comparison of observed proportion of parasite prevalence by RDT by age group between intervention and control arms. Table S4. Comparison of reported bed net use (LLIN) by age group between baseline and endline surveys.

Exceptionally high apparent adult survival in three tropical species of plovers in Madagascar

William Jones, Luke Eberhart-Hertel, Robert Freckleton, Joseph Hoffmann, Oliver Krüger, Brett Sandercock, Orsolya Vincze, Sama Zefania & Tamás Székely
Adult survival is a key component of population dynamics and understanding variation in and the drivers of adult survival rates and longevity is critical for ecological and evolutionary studies, as well as for conservation biology and practice. Tropical species of landbirds are often selected to have higher adult survival due to high nest predation rates, but it is unclear if the same patterns occur in other avian lineages with different life history strategies. Here, we...

La parole du diable : postulation de la totalité contre son interdit

Jean Robert RAKOTOMALALA
Les mythes fondent toujours un interdit afin de préserver la société contre la violence qui peut la détruire. Mais paradoxalement, le mythe est une tentative culturelle de donner une dimension humaine au naturel. Le discours mythique ne cherche ni à maitriser, ni à s’opposer à la nature, mais seulement à l’apprivoiser : il est un discours de médiation qui fait passer la nature vers la culture en jetant une voile de pudeur sur sa structure...

Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Abstract Background Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with progress in malaria control stalling in recent years. Proactive community case management (pro-CCM) has been shown to increase access to diagnosis and treatment and reduce malaria burden. However, lack of experimental evidence may hinder the wider adoption of this intervention. We conducted a cluster randomized community intervention trial to assess the efficacy of pro-CCM at decreasing malaria prevalence in rural endemic areas...

Data from: High fidelity: extra-pair fertilisations in eight Charadrius plover species are not associated with parental relatedness or social mating system

Kathryn H. Maher, Luke J. Eberhart-Phillips, András Kosztolányi, Natalie Dos Remedios, María Cristina Carmona-Isunza, Medardo Cruz-López, Sama Zefania, James J. H. St Clair, Monif AlRashidi, Michael A. Weston, Martín A. Serrano-Meneses, Oliver Krüger, Joseph I. Hoffmann, Tamás Székely, Terry Burke, Clemens Küpper & Joseph I. Hoffman
Extra-pair paternity is a common reproductive strategy in many bird species. However, it remains unclear why extra-pair paternity occurs and why it varies among species and populations. Plovers (Charadrius spp.) exhibit considerable variation in reproductive behaviour and ecology, making them excellent models to investigate the evolution of social and genetic mating systems. We investigated inter- and intra-specific patterns of extra-pair parentage and evaluated three major hypotheses explaining extra-pair paternity using a comparative approach based on...

Additional file 1 of Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Additional file 1: Figure S1. Flowchart of the households and individuals included on the survey from the baseline. Figure S2. Comparison of malaria incidence and positivity in the intervention area during March-October 2017 with average values for Mananjary District. Figure S3. Comparison of malaria community case management in the intervention and control arms during pro-CCM implementation and during the two years prior. Figure S4. Map of Mananjary district and the fokontany included in the intervention...

Additional file 2 of Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Additional file 2. Table S1. Distribution of positive RDT results in the 22 fokontany. Table S2. Impact of Pro-CCM and IRS on malaria prevalence, per-protocol analyses. Table S3. Comparison of observed proportion of parasite prevalence by RDT by age group between intervention and control arms. Table S4. Comparison of reported bed net use (LLIN) by age group between baseline and endline surveys.

Additional file 3 of Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Additional file 3. Analyses and findings on anemia and PRO-CCM. Table S5. Prevalence of anemia among all women of reproductive age at baseline and endline, by study arm. Table S6. Unadjusted analyses of prevalence of anemia among all women of reproductive age at baseline, using logistic regression models. Table S7. Adjusted analyses of prevalence of anemia among all women of reproductive age at baseline, using logistic regression models.

Proactive community case management decreased malaria prevalence in rural Madagascar: results from a cluster randomized trial

Rila Ratovoson, Andres Garchitorena, Daouda Kassie, Jemima A. Ravelonarivo, Voahangy Andrianaranjaka, Seheno Razanatsiorimalala, Avotra Razafimandimby, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Laurie Ohlstein, Reziky Mangahasimbola, Sandro A. N. Randrianirisoa, Jocelyn Razafindrakoto, Catherine M. Dentinger, John Williamson, Laurent Kapesa, Patrice Piola, Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Julie Thwing, Laura C. Steinhardt & Laurence Baril
Abstract Background Malaria remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with progress in malaria control stalling in recent years. Proactive community case management (pro-CCM) has been shown to increase access to diagnosis and treatment and reduce malaria burden. However, lack of experimental evidence may hinder the wider adoption of this intervention. We conducted a cluster randomized community intervention trial to assess the efficacy of pro-CCM at decreasing malaria prevalence in rural endemic areas...

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