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Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes

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Hill, M. J., Biggs, J., Thornhill, I., Briers, R. A., Gledhill, D. G., White, J. C., …Hassall, C. (2017)
Urban ponds as an aquatic biodiversity resource in modified landscapes. Global Change Biology, 23(3), 986-999. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13401
Urbanization is a global process contributing to the loss and fragmentation of natural habitats. Many studies have focused on the biological response of terrestrial taxa and h...

Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists

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Lentendu, G., Mahé, F., Bass, D., Rueckert, S., Stoeck, T., & Dunthorn, M. (2018)
Consistent patterns of high alpha and low beta diversity in tropical parasitic and free-living protists. Molecular Ecology, 27(13), 2846-2857. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14731
Tropical animals and plants are known to have high alpha diversity within forests, but low beta diversity between forests. By contrast, it is unknown if microbes inhabiting th...

Why flower visitation is a poor proxy for pollination: measuring single-visit pollen deposition, with implications for pollination networks and conservation

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King, C., Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. G. (2013)
Why flower visitation is a poor proxy for pollination: measuring single-visit pollen deposition, with implications for pollination networks and conservation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4(9), 811-818. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.12074
Summary The relative importance of specialized and generalized plant-pollinator relationships is contentious, yet analyses usually avoid direct measures of pollinator quality ...

Floral visitors and ant scent marks: noticed but not used?

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Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2012)
Floral visitors and ant scent marks: noticed but not used?. Ecological Entomology, 37(5), 402-409. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01378.x
1. Bee behaviour when visiting flowers is mediated by diverse chemical cues and signals, from the flower itself and from previous visitors to the flower. Flowers recently visi...

Nectar Theft and Floral Ant-Repellence: A Link between Nectar Volume and Ant-Repellent Traits?

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Ballantyne, G., & Willmer, P. (2012)
Nectar Theft and Floral Ant-Repellence: A Link between Nectar Volume and Ant-Repellent Traits?. PLOS ONE, 7(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043869
As flower visitors, ants rarely benefit a plant. They are poor pollinators, and can also disrupt pollination by deterring other flower visitors, or by stealing nectar. Some pl...

Phytoplankton and bacterial distribution and productivity on and around Jones Bank in the Celtic Sea

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Davidson, K., Gilpin, L. C., Pete, R., Brennan, D., McNeill, S., Moschonas, G., & Sharples, J. (2013)
Phytoplankton and bacterial distribution and productivity on and around Jones Bank in the Celtic Sea. Progress in Oceanography, 117, 48-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.04.001
The abundance and productivity of phytoplankton and bacterioplankton in the region of Jones Bank (Cel-tic Sea) were assessed in relation to potential physical and chemical dri...

A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the Northeast Atlantic

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Jickells, T. D., Liss, P. S., Broadgate, W., Turner, S., Kettle, A. J., Read, J., …DeGrandpre, M. (2008)
A Lagrangian biogeochemical study of an eddy in the Northeast Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 76(3), 366-398. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2008.01.006
We report the results of an experiment in the Northeast Atlantic in which sulphur hexafluoride (SF 6) was released within an eddy and the behaviour of trace gases, nutrients a...

A dynamic CSTT model for the effects of added nutrients in Loch Creran, a shallow fjord

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Laurent, C., Tett, P., Fernandes, T., Gilpin, L., & Jones, K. (2006)
A dynamic CSTT model for the effects of added nutrients in Loch Creran, a shallow fjord. Journal of Marine Systems, 61(3-4), 149-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2005.05.007
Despite a tendency for the complexity of physical–biological models to increase, simple coupled models remain useful for some applications and can provide insights into crucia...

Primary Production and Carbon uptake dynamics in the vicinity of south Georgia - balancing carbon fixation and removal

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Gilpin, L., Priddle, J., Whitehouse, M., Savidge, G., & Atkinson, A. (2002)
Primary Production and Carbon uptake dynamics in the vicinity of south Georgia - balancing carbon fixation and removal. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 242, 51-62. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps242051
Primary production was measured at a series of stations in austral summer 1996 in the vicinity of South Georgia. Five stations were occupied along a 700 km transect southeastw...

The relationship between carbon and biovolume in marine microbial mesocosms under different nutrient regimes

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Davidson, K., Roberts, E., & Gilpin, L. (2002)
The relationship between carbon and biovolume in marine microbial mesocosms under different nutrient regimes. European Journal of Phycology, 37(4), 501-507. https://doi.org/10.1017/s096702620200389x
Nutrient manipulation experiments were conducted on a natural planktonic community in outdoor mesocosms. Inorganic nitrogen (N) and silicon (Si) were added to achieve N: Si ra...