6 Works

Environmental characteristics of the Mediterranean islands and the lizard assemblages

Daniel Escoriza
Aim: To identify and evaluate the environmental properties of the Mediterranean islands that make them a suitable habitat for their endemic lizards. This would represent an important improvement in our knowledge and would assist the conservation of these lizards, which are threatened by both the expansion of mainland species and the increasing intensity of human disturbance on these islands. Location: Mediterranean Basin. Methods: I assessed the environmental associations of 50 species of lizard (19 endemic)...

Marine biomonitoring with eDNA: can metabarcoding of water samples cut it as a tool for surveying benthic communities?

Adrià Antich, Cruz Palacín, Emma Cebrian, Owen Wangensteen, Raul Golo & Xavier Turon
In the marine realm, biomonitoring using eDNA of benthic communities requires destructive direct sampling or the setting-up of settlement structures. Comparatively much less effort is required to sample the water column, which can be accessed remotely. In this study we assess the feasibility of obtaining information from the eukaryotic benthic communities by sampling the adjacent water layer. We studied two different rocky-substrate benthic communities with a technique based on quadrat sampling. We also took replicate...

Data from: Native drivers of fish life history traits are lost during the invasion process

Rodolphe Gozlan, Eva Zahorskae, Emira CHERIF, Takashi Asaeda, Robert Britton, Cha-Ho Chang, To Hong, Rafael Miranda, Jiri Musil, Meta Povz, Serhan Tarkan, Elena Tricarico, Tricia Trichkova, Hugo Verreycken, Andrej Weiperth, Andrej Witkowski, Lluis Zamora, Irene Zweimuller, Ya-Hui Zhao, Hamid Esmaeili & Marine Combe
Rapid adaptation to global change can counter vulnerability of species to population declines and extinction. Theoretically, under such circumstances both genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity can maintain population fitness, but empirical support for this is currently limited. Here, we aim to characterise the role of environmental and genetic diversity, and their prior evolutionary history (via haplogroup profiles) in shaping patterns of life history traits during biological invasion. Data were derived from both genetic and life...

RNA-sequencing endometrium intact, vasectomized, and control heifers

Sandra Recuero, José María Sánchez, Yentel Mateo-Otero, Sandra Bagés-Arnal, Michael McDonald, Susanta K Behura, Thomas E Spencer, David A Kenny, Marc Yeste, Pat Lonergan & Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes
An appropriate female reproductive environment is essential for pregnancy success. In several species, including mice, pigs and horses, seminal plasma (SP) components have been shown to modulate this environment, leading to increased embryo viability and implantation. Due to the characteristics of mating in the aforementioned species, SP comes into direct contact with the uterus. However, it is questionable whether any SP reaches the uterus in species that ejaculate inside the vagina, such as humans and...

Organization of Squamata (Reptilia) assemblages in Mediterranean archipelagos

Daniel Escoriza
Mediterranean islands have complex reptile assemblages, but little is known about the factors that determine their organisation. In this study, the structure of assemblages of Squamata was evaluated based on their species richness and two measures of phylogenetic diversity (variability and clustering). I evaluated the composition of the assemblages comparing distinct biogeographic sub-regions within the Mediterranean: Adriatic, Aegean, Balearic, Corsica–Sardinia, Crete, Gulf of Gabés, Ionian Sea, Ligurian Sea, Malta, Sicily, and Tyrrhenian Sea. The effect...

Data from: Extending full protection inside existing marine protected areas or reducing fishing effort outside can reconcile conservation and fisheries goals

Mokrane Belharet, Antonio Di Franco, Antonio Calò, Lorenzo Mari, Joachim Claudet, Renato Casagrandi, Marino Gatto, Josep Lloret, Charlotte Sève, Paolo Guidetti & Paco Melià
1. Most fish stocks worldwide are fished at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) or overfished, as many fisheries management strategies have failed to achieve sustainable fishing. Identifying effective fisheries management strategies has now become urgent. 2. Here, we developed a spatially-explicit metapopulation model accounting for population connectivity in the north-western Mediterranean Sea, and parameterized it for three ecologically and economically important coastal fish species: the white seabream Diplodus sargus, the two-banded seabream Diplodus vulgaris and the...

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