Recent Submissions

  • Extrapair paternity in two populations of the socially monogamous Thorn-tailed Rayadito Aphrastura spinicauda (Passeriformes: Furnariidae) 

    Botero Delgadillo, Esteban; Quirici, Verónica; Poblete, Yanina; Ippi, Silvina; Kempenaers, Bart; Vásquez Salfate, Rodrigo (Wiley, 2020)
    Studies on extrapair paternity (EPP) are key to understanding the ecological and evolutionary drivers of variation in avian mating strategies, but information is currently lacking for most tropical and subtropical taxa. ...
  • COSORE: A community database for continuous soil respiration and other soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas flux data 

    Bond-Lamberty, Ben; Christianson, Danielle S.; Malhotra, Avni; Pennington, Stephanie C.; Sihi, Debjani; AghaKouchak, Amir; Anjileli, Hassan; Arain, M. Altaf; Armesto Zamudio, Juan; Ashraf, Samaneh; Ataka, Mioko; Baldocchi, Dennis; Black, Thomas Andrew; Buchmann, Nina; Carbone, Mariah S.; Chang, Shih-Chieh; Crill, Patrick; Curtis, Peter S.; Davidson, Eric A.; Desai, Ankur R.; Drake, John E.; El-Madany, Tarek S.; Gavazzi, Michael; Görres, Carolyn Monika; Gough, Christopher M.; Goulden, Michael; Gregg, Jillian; Gutiérrez del Arroyo, Omar; He, Jin-Sheng; Hirano, Takashi; Hopple, Anya; Hughes, Holly; Järveoja, Järvi; Jassal, Rachhpal; Jian, Jinshi; Kan, Haiming; Kaye, Jason; Kominami, Yuji; Liang, Naishen; Lipson, David; Macdonald, Catriona A.; Maseyk, Kadmiel; Mathes, Kayla; Mauritz, Marguerite; Mayes, Melanie A.; McNulty, Steve; Miao, Guofang; Migliavacca, Mirco; Miller, Scott; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Nietz, Jennifer G.; Nilsson, Mats B.; Noormets, Asko; Norouzi, Hamidreza; O’Connell, Christine S.; Osborne, Bruce; Oyonarte, Cecilio; Pang, Zhuo; Peichl, Matthias; Pendall, Elise; Pérez Quezada, Jorge; Phillips, Claire L.; Phillips, Richard P.; Raich, James W.; Renchon, Alexandre A.; Ruehr, Nadine K.; Sánchez Cañete, Enrique P.; Saunders, Matthew; Savage, Kathleen E.; Schrumpf, Marion; Scott, Russell L.; Seibt, Ulli; Silver, Whendee L; Sun, Wu; Szutu, Daphne; Takagi, Kentaro; Takagi, Masahiro; Teramoto, Munemasa; Tjoelker, Mark G.; Trumbore, Susan; Ueyama, Masahito; Vargas, Rodrigo; Varner, Ruth K.; Verfaillie, Joseph; Vogel, Christoph; Wang, Jinsong; Winston, Greg; Wood, Tana E.; Wu, Juying; Wutzler, Thomas; Zeng, Jiye; Zha, Tianshan; Zhang, Quan; Zou, Junliang (Wiley, 2020)
    Globally, soils store two to three times as much carbon as currently resides in the atmosphere, and it is critical to understand how soil greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and uptake will respond to ongoing climate change. ...
  • Spatial and Temporal Ecological Uniqueness of Andean Diatom Communities Are Correlated With Climate, Geodiversity and Long-Term Limnological Change 

    Benito, Xavier; Vilmi, Annika; Luethje, Melina; Carrevedo, María Laura; Lindholm, Marja; Fritz, Sherilyn C. (Frontiers Media, 2020)
    High-elevation tropical lakes are excellent sentinels of global change impacts, such as climate warming, land-use change, and atmospheric deposition. These effects are often correlated with temporal and spatial beta diversity ...
  • Evidence of Pathogen-Induced Immunogenetic Selection across the Large Geographic Range of a Wild Seabird 

    Levy, Hila; Fiddaman, Steven R.; Vianna, Juliana A.; Noll, Daly; Clucas, Gemma V.; Sidhu, Jasmine K.H.; Polito, Michael J.; Bost, Charles A.; Phillips, Richard A.; Crofts, Sarah; Miller, Gary D.; Pistorius, Pierre; Bonnadonna, Francesco; Le Bohec, Celine; Barbosa, Andrés; Trathan, Phil; Rey, Andrea Raya; Frantz, Laurent A.F.; Hart, Tom; Smith, Adrian L. (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    Over evolutionary time, pathogen challenge shapes the immunepheno type of the host to better respond to an incipient threat. The extent and direction of this selection pressure depend on the local pathogen composition, ...
  • First record of the plumose sea anemone, Metridium senile (Linnaeus, 1761), from the Falkland Islands 

    Glon, Heather E.; Costa, Marina; de Lecea, Ander M.; Goodwin, Claire; Cartwright, Stephen; Díaz, Angie; Brickle, Paul; Brewin, Paul E. (Regional Euro-Asian Biological Invasions Centre (REABIC), 2020)
    Metridium senile is a circumboreally distributed sea anemone (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria) native to the northern hemisphere, and has been presumed as introduced to several locations in the southern hemisphere. Although ...
  • Evolutionary diversity in tropical tree communities peaks at intermediate precipitation 

    Neves, Danilo M.; Dexter, Kyle G.; Baker, Timothy R.; Coelho de Souza, Fernanda; Oliveira Filho, Ary T.; Queiroz, Luciano P.; Lima, Haroldo C.; Simon, Marcelo F.; Lewis, Gwilym P.; Segovia, Ricardo A.; Arroyo, Luzmila; Reynel, Carlos; Marcelo Peña, José L.; Huamantupa Chuquimaco, Isau; Villarroel, Daniel; Parada, Germaine Alexander; Daza, Aniceto; Linares Palomino, Reynaldo; Ferreira, Leandro V.; Salomão, Rafael P.; Siqueira, Geovane S.; Nascimento, Marcelo T.; Fraga, Claudio N.; Pennington, R. Toby (Nature, 2020)
    Global patterns of species and evolutionary diversity in plants are primarily determined by a temperature gradient, but precipitation gradients may be more important within the tropics, where plant species richness is ...
  • Assessing distribution shifts and ecophysiological characteristics of the only Antarctic winged midge under climate change scenarios 

    Contador Mejías, Tamara; Gañan, Melisa; Bizama, Gustavo; Fuentes Jaque, Guillermo; Morales, Luis; Rendoll Cárcamo, Javier; Simoes, Felipe; Kennedy, James H.; Rozzi, Ricardo; Convey, Peter (Nature, 2020)
    Parts of Antarctica were amongst the most rapidly changing regions of the planet during the second half of the Twentieth Century. Even so, today, most of Antarctica remains in the grip of continental ice sheets, with only ...
  • Timing and structure of vegetation, fire, and climate changes on the Pacific slope of northwestern Patagonia since the last glacial termination 

    Moreno Moncada, Patricio (Elsevier, 2020)
    By virtue of its location in the southern mid-latitudes, northwestern Patagonia (40 degrees-44 degrees S) offers the opportunity to unravel the mechanisms involved in the initiation and propagation of paleoclimate signals ...
  • The IPBES Global Assessment: pathways to Action 

    Ruckelshaus, Mary H.; Jackson, Stephen T.; Mooney, Harold A.; Jacobs, Katharine L.; Kassam, Karim-Aly S.; Arroyo, Mary T. K.; Báldi, András; Bartuska, Ann M.; Boyd, James; Joppa, Lucas N.; Kovács Hostyánszki, Anikó; Petraglia Parsons, Jill; Scholes, Robert J.; Shogren, Jason F.; Ouyang, Zhiyun (Elsevier, 2020)
    The first Global Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found widespread, accelerating declines in Earth's biodiversity and associated benefits to people ...
  • An eight-year survey for canine distemper virus indicates lack of exposure in the endangered Darwin's fox (Lycalopex fulvipes) 

    Hidalgo-Hermoso, Ezequiel; Cabello, Javier; Vega, Consuelo; Kroeger Gómez, Hedy; Moreira Arce, Darío; Napolitano Valenzuela, Constanza; Navarro Venegas, Carlos; Sacristán, Irene; Cevidanes, Aitor; Di Cataldo, Sophia; Dubovi, Edward; Mathieu-Benson, Christian; Milán, Javier (Wildlife Disease Association, 2020)
    No evidence of exposure to canine distemper virus (CDV) was detected in 70 samples corresponding to 58 wild-trapped Darwin's foxes (Lycalopex fulvipes) in Chile. Given its current endangered status and it being immunologically ...
  • Latitudinal gradients of haemosporidian parasites: prevalence, diversity and drivers of infection in the Thorn-tailed Rayadito (Aphrastura spinicauda) 

    Cuevas, Elfego; Vianna, Juliana A.; Botero Delgadillo, Esteban; Doussang, Daniela; González Acuña, Daniel; Barroso, Omar; Rozzi, Ricardo; Vásquez Salfate, Rodrigo; Quirici, Verónica (Elsevier, 2020)
    Latitudinal gradients are well-suited systems that may be helpful explaining distribution of haemosporidian parasites and host susceptibility. We studied the prevalence, diversity and drivers of haemosporidian parasites ...
  • Characterization of the Gut microbiota of the Antarctic Heart Urchin (Spatangoida) Abatus agassizii 

    Schwob, Guillaume; Cabrol, Lea; Poulin, Elie; Orlando, Julieta (Frontiers Media, 2020)
    Abatus agassizii is an irregular sea urchin species that inhabits shallow waters of South Georgia and South Shetlands Islands. As a deposit-feeder, A. agassizii nutrition relies on the ingestion of the surrounding sediment ...
  • Widespread microbial mercury methylation genes in the global ocean 

    Villar, Emilie; Cabrol, Léa; Heimbürger-Boavida, Lars-Eric (Wiley, 2020)
    Methylmercury is a neurotoxin that bioaccumulates from seawater to high concentrations in marine fish, putting human and ecosystem health at risk. High methylmercury levels have been found in the oxic subsurface waters of ...
  • Sub-Antarctic freshwater invertebrate thermal tolerances: an assessment of critical thermal limits and behavioral responses 

    Rendoll Cárcamo, Javier; Contador Mejías, Tamara; Convey, Peter; Kennedy, James (MDPI, 2020)
    Physiological thermal limits of organisms are linked to their geographic distribution. The assessment of such limits can provide valuable insights when monitoring for environmental thermal alterations. Using the dynamic ...
  • Southernmost distribution limit for endangered Peladillas (Aplochiton taeniatus) and non-native coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) coexisting within the Cape Horn biosphere reserve, Chile 

    Maldonado Márquez, Alan; Contador, Tamara; Rendoll Cárcamo, Javier; Moore, Sabrina; Pérez Troncoso, Carolina; Gómez Uchida, Daniel; Harrod, Chris (Wiley, 2020)
    The Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, one of the last wild areas of the planet, is not exempt from the pressures of global change, such as non-native species introductions. During 2018 and 2019 we studied the Robalo river basin ...
  • Predicting distributional shifts of commercially important seaweed species in the Subantarctic tip of South America under future environmental changes 

    Murcia, Silvia; Riul, Pablo; Méndez, Fabio; Rodríguez, Juan Pablo; Rosenfeld, Sebastián; Ojeda, Jaime; Marambio, Johanna; Mansilla, Andrés (Springer, 2020)
    Shifts in species distributions are among the observed consequences of climate change, forcing species to follow suitable environmental conditions. Using species distribution models (SDMs), we aimed at predicting trends ...
  • Biological nitrogen fixation in a post-volcanic chronosequence from south-central Chile 

    Pérez, Cecilia; Thomas, Frank; Silva, Wladimir; Aguilera, Rodrigo; Armesto, Juan J. (Springer, 2017)
    Biological nitrogen fixation is a key ecosystem function incorporating new nitrogen (N) during primary successions. Increasing evidence from tropical and northern temperate forests shows that phosphorus (P) and molybdenum ...
  • Acacia caven nurses endemic sclerophyllous trees along a successional pathway from silvopastoral savanna to forest 

    Root-Bernstein, Meredith; Valenzuela, Rafael; Huerta, Maragrita; Armesto, Juan J.; Jaksic, Fabián (Wiley, 2017)
    The successional pathways linking the Acacia caven-dominated savanna habitat '' espinal '' and the closed sclerophyllous forest of central Chile have long been debated. Previously, espinal was considered an invasive ...
  • The legacy of mid-holocene fire on a Tasmanian montane landscape 

    Fletcher, Michael Shawn; Wolfe, Brent B.; Whitlock, Cathy; Pompeani, David P.; Heijnis, Hendrik; Haberle, Simon G.; Gadd, Patricia S.; Bowman, David M.J.S. (Wiley, 2014)
    Aim: To assess the long-term impacts of landscape fire on a mosaic of pyrophobic and pyrogenic woody montane vegetation. Location: South-west Tasmania, Australia. Methods: We undertook a high-resolution multiproxy ...
  • Genetics, Gene Flow, and Glaciation: The Case of the South American Limpet Nacella mytilina 

    González Wevar, Claudio; Rosenfeld Sekulovic, Sebastián; Segovia Cortés, Nicolás; Hune, Mathias; Gérard, Karin; Ojeda, Jaime; Mansilla Muñoz, Andrés; Brickle, Paul; Díaz, Angie; Poulin, Elie (Public Library Science, 2016)
    Glacial episodes of the Quaternary, and particularly the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) drastically altered the distribution of the Southern-Hemisphere biota, principally at higher latitudes. The irregular coastline of Patagonia ...

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