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Metabarcoding of canopy arthropods reveals negative impacts of forestry insecticides on community structure across multiple taxa

Benjamin Leroy, Sebastian Seibold, Jérôme Morinière, Vedran Bozicevic, Jessica Jaworek, Nicolas Roth, Sebastian Vogel, Sharon Zytynska, Ralf Petercord, Peter Eichel & Wolfgang Weisser
1. Insecticides used to combat outbreaks of forest defoliators can adversely affect non-target arthropods. Forest use insecticides typically suppress Lepidoptera larvae which are the keystone of the canopy community of deciduous oak forests. The abrupt removal of this dominant component of the food web could have far-reaching implications for forest ecosystems, yet it is rarely investigated in practice owing to several methodological shortcomings. The taxonomic impediment and the biased nature of arthropod sampling techniques particularly...

The impact of seat-height on 1-minute sit to stand test performance in COPD: A randomised cross-over trial

Valerie Zumbrunnen, Thomas Riegler, Sarah Haile & Thomas Radtke
Study question: Is there a difference in the number of repetitions on the 1-minute sit to stand (1MSTS) test using an individually adapted seatheight to 90-degree knee flexion (1MSTSIND), compared with the commonly used standard chair seat-height of 46cm (1MSTSSTD), in people with COPD. Intervention: After a learning 1MSTS, all participants performed two 1MSTS tests in random order on consecutive days. Participants were blinded, as they did not receive detailed information on the testing protocols....

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