6 Works

Snail mucus increases the CO2 efflux of biological soil crusts

Shelby Rinehart, Netta Shamir Weller & Dror Hawlena
Biological soil crusts (hereafter, biocrusts) are communities of microorganisms that regulate key ecosystem processes such as water distribution, soil erosion, and nutrient cycling in drylands worldwide. The nature of biocrust function can be influenced by multiple environmental factors, including climatic conditions (e.g., precipitation), interactions with plants, and anthropogenic disturbances. Animal regulation of biocrust function has received less research attention, focusing primarily on livestock trampling and to a much lesser extent on biocrust consumption by mesofauna....

Data from: Botany is the root and the future of invasion biology

Nicholas Kooyers, Brittany Sutherland, Craig Barrett, James Beck, Michael McKain, Maribeth Latvis & Erin Sigel
This dataset was used to create Figure 1 within the linked On the Nature of Things article. The article describes how botanists have historically contributed to the field of invasion biology and why botanists should be an important contributor in the coming years. To make this point, we compared the relative frequencies of google ngrams containing the words 'invasive species', 'invasive plants', or the sum of frequencies from several different animal taxa including: ‘invasive insects’,...

Synthesis of Red-cockaded Woodpecker management strategies and suggestions for regional specificity in future management

Franco Gigliotti, Emily Martin & Paige Ferguson
The Red-cockaded Woodpecker ( Dryobates borealis , RCW) was listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 1973 due to significant population declines resulting from habitat loss and fragmentation, and the species has been intensively managed since then. We reviewed management strategies commonly used to conserve the RCW, emphasizing studies conducted after publication of the most recent Recovery Plan in 2003, to evaluate the efficacy of each strategy across the RCW’s range and identify demographic...

The iron-responsive genome of the chiton Acanthopleura granulata

Kevin Kocot, Rebecca M Varney, Daniel I Speiser, Carmel McDougall, Bernard M Degnan & Kevin M Kocot
Molluscs biomineralize structures that vary in composition, form, and function, prompting questions about the genetic mechanisms responsible for their production and the evolution of these mechanisms. Chitons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora) are a promising system for studies of biomineralization because they build a range of calcified structures including shell plates and spine- or scale-like sclerites. Chitons also harden the calcified teeth of their rasp-like radula with a coat of iron (as magnetite). Here we present the genome...

Aggregated filter-feeders govern the flux and stoichiometry of locally available energy and nutrients in rivers

Garrett Hopper, Shuo Chen, Irene Sanchez Gonzalez, Jamie Bucholz, Yuehan Lu & Carla Atkinson
Biogeochemical cycling has often been characterized by physical and microbial processes, yet animals can be essential mediators of energy and nutrients in ecosystems. Excretion by aggregated animals can be an important local source of inorganic nutrients in green food webs, however, whether animals are a source of dissolved energy that can support brown food webs is understudied. We tested whether animal aggregations are a substantial flux of bioavailable dissolved organic matter (DOM) by studying spatially...

D_grimshawi_Rheb_geneModel_gff_faa_fna Files

Fasta sequence for the D. grimshawi Rheb gene model

Registration Year

  • 2021

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Queensland
  • West Virginia University
  • South Dakota State University
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • University of Connecticut
  • Griffith University
  • Department of Biological Sciences