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  1. Fleshy fruits evolved to be attractive to seed dispersers through various signals such as color and scent. Signals can evolve through different trajectories and have various degrees of reliability. The stronge...

    Authors: Omer Nevo, Kim Valenta, Annabella Helman, Jörg U. Ganzhorn and Manfred Ayasse
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:139
  2. Brood parasites can exert strong selection pressure on their hosts. Many brood parasites escape their detection by mimicking sensory cues of their hosts. However, there is little evidence whether or not the ho...

    Authors: Ruth Castillo, Mareike Wurdack, Thomas Pauli, Alexander Keller, Heike Feldhaar, Carlo Polidori, Oliver Niehuis and Thomas Schmitt
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:138
  3. Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) are found in metapopulations distributed throughout the Interior Highlands and Appalachia. Historically these metapopulations persisted as relatively fluid networks, enabling...

    Authors: Megan Muller-Girard, Gretchen Fowles, Joseph Duchamp, Samantha Kouneski, Cheryl Mollohan, Timothy J. Smyser, Gregory G. Turner, Bradford Westrich and Jacqueline M. Doyle
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:137
  4. Climate change is expected to lead to warming in ocean surface temperatures which will have unequal effects on the rates of photosynthesis and heterotrophy. As a result of this changing metabolic landscape, di...

    Authors: Logan M. Gonzalez, Stephen R. Proulx and Holly V. Moeller
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:136
  5. Land-use is a major driver of changes in biodiversity worldwide, but studies have overwhelmingly focused on above-ground taxa: the effects on soil biodiversity are less well known, despite the importance of so...

    Authors: Victoria J. Burton, Sara Contu, Adriana De Palma, Samantha L. L. Hill, Harald Albrecht, James S. Bone, Daniel Carpenter, Ronald Corstanje, Pallieter De Smedt, Mark Farrell, Helen V. Ford, Lawrence N. Hudson, Kelly Inward, David T. Jones, Agnieszka Kosewska, Nancy F. Lo-Man-Hung…
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:135
  6. Hybridization can be a conservation concern if genomic introgression leads to the loss of an endangered species’ unique genome, or when hybrid offspring are sterile or less fit than their parental species. Yet...

    Authors: Tanner M. Barnes, Melissa Karlin, Bridgett M. vonHoldt, Jennifer R. Adams, Lisette P. Waits, Joseph W. Hinton, Josh Henderson and Kristin E. Brzeski
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:134
  7. Divergent selection on host-plants is one of the main evolutionary forces driving ecological speciation in phytophagous insects. The ecological speciation might be challenging in the presence of gene flow and ...

    Authors: Estelle Fiteni, Karine Durand, Sylvie Gimenez, Robert L. Meagher Jr., Fabrice Legeai, Gael J. Kergoat, Nicolas Nègre, Emmanuelle d’Alençon and Kiwoong Nam
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:133
  8. The arms race between humans and pathogens drives the evolution of the human genome. It is thus expected that genes from the interferon-regulatory factors family (IRFs), a critical family for anti-viral immune...

    Authors: Jianhai Chen, Xuefei He and Ivan Jakovlić
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:132
  9. Hotspots of intraspecific genetic diversity represent invaluable resources for species to cope with environmental changes, and their identification is increasingly recognized as a major goal of conservation ec...

    Authors: Andrea Chiocchio, Mauro Zampiglia, Marta Biaggini, Roberto Biello, Luciano Di Tizio, Francesco Luigi Leonetti, Oliviero Olivieri, Emilio Sperone, Massimo Trabalza-Marinucci, Claudia Corti and Daniele Canestrelli
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:131
  10. Fairy rings occur in diverse global biomes; however, there is a critical knowledge gap regarding drivers of fairy rings in grassland ecosystems. Grassland fairy rings are characterized belowground by an expand...

    Authors: Jiahuan Li, Lizhu Guo, Gail W. T. Wilson, Adam B. Cobb, Kun Wang, Li Liu, Huan Zhao and Ding Huang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:130
  11. Detecting genomic variants and their accumulation processes during species diversification and adaptive radiation is important for understanding the molecular and genetic basis of evolution. Anolis lizards in the...

    Authors: Shunsuke Kanamori, Luis M. Díaz, Antonio Cádiz, Katsushi Yamaguchi, Shuji Shigenobu and Masakado Kawata
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:129
  12. As in most bryozoans, taxonomy and systematics of species in the genus Reteporella Busk, 1884 (family Phidoloporidae) has hitherto almost exclusively been based on morphological characters. From the central North...

    Authors: Lara Baptista, Björn Berning, Manuel Curto, Andrea Waeschenbach, Harald Meimberg, António M. Santos and Sérgio P. Ávila
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:128
  13. The hydrogeological history of Lake Tanganyika paints a complex image of several colonization and adaptive radiation events. The initial basin was formed around 9–12 million years ago (MYA) from the predecesso...

    Authors: Leona J. M. Milec, Maarten P. M. Vanhove, Fidel Muterezi Bukinga, Els L. R. De Keyzer, Vercus Lumami Kapepula, Pascal Mulungula Masilya, N’Sibula Mulimbwa, Catherine E. Wagner and Joost A. M. Raeymaekers
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:127
  14. Ancient DNA studies suggest that Late Pleistocene climatic changes had a significant effect on population dynamics in Arctic species. The Eurasian collared lemming (Dicrostonyx torquatus) is a keystone species in...

    Authors: Edana Lord, Aurelio Marangoni, Mateusz Baca, Danijela Popović, Anna V. Goropashnaya, John R. Stewart, Monika V. Knul, Pierre Noiret, Mietje Germonpré, Elodie-Laure Jimenez, Natalia I. Abramson, Sergey Vartanyan, Stefan Prost, Nickolay G. Smirnov, Elena A. Kuzmina, Remi-André Olsen…
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:126
  15. Species- and genetic diversity can change in parallel, resulting in a species-genetic diversity correlation (SGDC) and raising the question if the same drivers influence both biological levels of diversity. Th...

    Authors: H. Cecilie Petersen, Benni W. Hansen, K. Emily Knott and Gary T. Banta
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:125
  16. Colour expression is highly variable in animals. In fishes, rapid colour change, i.e. physiological colour change, can be observed in multiple contexts, e.g. in camouflage or communication, and is affected by ...

    Authors: Simon Vitt, Christina E. Bakowski and Timo Thünken
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:124
  17. Na,K-ATPase is a key protein in maintaining membrane potential that has numerous additional cellular functions. Its catalytic subunit (α), found in a wide range of organisms from prokaryotes to complex eukaryo...

    Authors: Marzieh Shahnazari, Zahra Zakipour, Hooman Razi, Ali Moghadam and Abbas Alemzadeh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:122
  18. Anadromous rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax) have experienced a large range reduction in recent decades and the status of remnant spawning populations is poorly known in Maine, where these fish have significant ecol...

    Authors: Vaughn Holmes, Jacob Aman, Geneva York and Michael T. Kinnison
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:121
  19. The metabolic cold-climate adaption hypothesis predicts that animals from cold environments have relatively high metabolic rates compared with their warm-climate counterparts. However, studies testing this hyp...

    Authors: Jun-Qiong Chen, Lu-Wen Zhang, Ru-Meng Zhao, Hai-Xia Wu, Long-Hui Lin, Peng Li, Hong Li, Yan-Fu Qu and Xiang Ji
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:120
  20. Phylogenetic analyses for plant pathogenic fungi explore many questions on diversities, relationships, origins, and divergences of populations from different sources such as species, host, and geography. This ...

    Authors: Ece Silan and Hilal Ozkilinc
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:119
  21. The solely freshwater inhabiting Phylactolaemata is a sister taxon to all other bryozoans. Among phylactolaemates, Lophopodidae represents an early branching clade that is therefore crucial for ground pattern ...

    Authors: J. Bibermair, T. S. Wood, R. Chaichana and T. Schwaha
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:118
  22. The successful establishment of a species population following a single introduction of a few individuals to a non-native area has been limited. Nevertheless, the oriental fire-bellied toad (Bombina orientalis) p...

    Authors: Shan Zhang, Meixi Lin, Jiawei Liu, Jiangce Chen, Dong Liu, Jindong Zhao and Meng Yao
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:117
  23. Aggression is observed across the animal kingdom, and benefits animals in a number of ways to increase fitness and promote survival. While aggressive behaviors vary widely across populations and can evolve as ...

    Authors: Roberto Rodriguez-Morales, Paola Gonzalez-Lerma, Anders Yuiska, Ji Heon Han, Yolanda Guerra, Lina Crisostomo, Alex C. Keene, Erik R. Duboue and Johanna E. Kowalko
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:116
  24. In general, reproductive performance exhibits nonlinear changes with age. Specifically, reproductive performance increases early in life, reaches a peak, and then declines later in life. Reproductive ageing pa...

    Authors: Yi Hang Park, Donggyun Shin and Chang S. Han
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:115
  25. Various haemosporidian parasites infect raptors, especially captive hosts who may be more exposed. Diagnosis of threatening factors such as infectious diseases indirectly has a significant role in protecting e...

    Authors: Leila Nourani, Mansour Aliabadian, Omid Mirshamsi and Navid Dinparast Djadid
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:114
  26. Family Rhinolophidae (horseshoe bats), Hipposideridae (leaf-nosed bats) and Rhinonycteridae (trident bats) are exclusively distributed in the Old-World, and their biogeography reflects the complex historic geo...

    Authors: Ada Chornelia and Alice Catherine Hughes
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:112
  27. Exclosure becomes popular as a naming of the practice of excluding degrading agents from degraded lands for natural rehabilitation. However, its role on woody species regeneration in the Loma Bosa District of ...

    Authors: Assefa Ataro Ambushe, Girma Gezimu Gebre and Getahun Shanko Mamo
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:111
  28. The banteng (Bos javanicus) is an endangered species within the wild Asian Bos complex, that has traditionally been subdivided into three geographically isolated subspecies based on (i) mainland Southeast Asia (B...

    Authors: Xin Sun, Marta Maria Ciucani, Jacob Agerbo Rasmussen, M. Thomas P. Gilbert and Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:110
  29. Delimiting species across a speciation continuum is a complex task, as the process of species origin is not generally instantaneous. The use of genome-wide data provides unprecedented resolution to address con...

    Authors: Victor Julio Piñeros, Carmen del R. Pedraza-Marrón, Isaí Betancourt-Resendes, Nancy Calderón-Cortés, Ricardo Betancur-R and Omar Domínguez-Domínguez
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:108
  30. Sexual selection is thought to be an important driver of adaptation, speciation and extinction. Empirically testing these predictions across macroevolutionary timescales first requires an understanding of the ...

    Authors: Chloé Gerstenhaber and Andrew Knapp
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:107
  31. The transient and fragmented nature of the deep-sea hydrothermal environment made of ridge subduction, plate collision and the emergence of new rifts is currently acting to separate of vent populations, promot...

    Authors: Camille Thomas-Bulle, Denis Bertrand, Niranjan Nagarajan, Richard R. Copley, Erwan Corre, Stéphane Hourdez, Éric Bonnivard, Adam Claridge-Chang and Didier Jollivet
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:106
  32. Telomere length provides a physiological proxy for accumulated stress in animals. While there is a growing consensus over how telomere dynamics and their patterns are linked to life history variation and indiv...

    Authors: Christian Fohringer, Franz Hoelzl, Andrew M. Allen, Claire Cayol, Göran Ericsson, Göran Spong, Steven Smith and Navinder J. Singh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:105
  33. Parasites can alter host and vector phenotype and thereby affect ecological processes in natural populations. Laboratory studies have suggested that Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato, the causative agent of human L...

    Authors: Mélissa Lemoine, Luca Cornetti, Kevin Reeh and Barbara Tschirren
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:104
  34. During the past three decades, sustained population decline or disappearance of cycles in small rodents have been observed. Both anthropogenic disturbance and climate warming are likely to be potential drivers...

    Authors: Xinru Wan, Chuan Yan, Zhenyu Wang and Zhibin Zhang
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:102
  35. In 2022, researchers from around the world entered the BMC Ecology and Evolution photography competition. The contest produced a spectacular collection of photographs that capture the wonder of the natural world ...

    Authors: Jennifer Harman, Christy A. Hipsley, Luke M. Jacobus, David A. Liberles, Josef Settele and Arne Traulsen
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:99
  36. Microbial pan-genomes are shaped by a complex combination of stochastic and deterministic forces. Even closely related genomes exhibit extensive variation in their gene content. Understanding what drives this ...

    Authors: Daniel R. Garza, F. A. Bastiaan von Meijenfeldt, Bram van Dijk, Annemarie Boleij, Martijn A. Huynen and Bas E. Dutilh
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:101
  37. Contemporary species distribution, genetic diversity and evolutionary history in many taxa are shaped by both historical and current climate as well as topography. The Himalayas show a huge variation in topogr...

    Authors: Kunal Arekar, Neha Tiwari, Sambandam Sathyakumar, Mehreen Khaleel and Praveen Karanth
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:100

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  38. In the last 171 years, the forests along the eastern bank of the Panama Canal have been pressured by anthropic activities. Studies of the influence of habitat fragmentation on braconid wasp communities in Cent...

    Authors: Louise A. Rodríguez and Enrique Medianero
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:98
  39. In brood site pollination mutualisms, pollinators are attracted by odours emitted at anthesis. In Ficus, odours of receptive figs differ among species and the specific pollinators generally only enter figs of the...

    Authors: Xiaoxia Deng, Yufen Cheng, Yan-Qiong Peng, Hui Yu, Magali Proffit and Finn Kjellberg
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:97
  40. Metabolic activity and environmental energy are two of the most studied putative drivers of molecular evolutionary rates. Their extensive study, however, has resulted in mixed results and has rarely included t...

    Authors: Paola Montoya, Carlos Daniel Cadena, Santiago Claramunt and David Alejandro Duchêne
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:95
  41. To accommodate an ever-increasing human population, agriculture is rapidly intensifying at the expense of natural habitat, with negative and widely reported effects on biodiversity in general and on wild bee a...

    Authors: Johannes Garlin, Panagiotis Theodorou, Elisa Kathe, José Javier G. Quezada-Euán, Robert J. Paxton and Antonella Soro
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:94
  42. The ovipositors of some insects are external female genitalia, which have their primary function to deliver eggs. Drosophila suzukii and its sibling species D. subpulchrella are known to have acquired highly scle...

    Authors: Kentaro M. Tanaka, Kanoko Takahashi, Gavin Rice, Mark Rebeiz, Yoshitaka Kamimura and Aya Takahashi
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:93
  43. The extant members of the Asian rhinos have experienced severe population and range declines since Pleistocene through a combination of natural and anthropogenic factors. The one-horned rhino is the only Asian...

    Authors: Tista Ghosh, Shrewshree Kumar, Kirtika Sharma, Parikshit Kakati, Amit Sharma and Samrat Mondol
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:92
  44. Human activities, including changes in agricultural landscapes, often impact biodiversity through habitat fragmentation. This potentially reduces genetic exchange between previously connected populations. Usin...

    Authors: Marion Cordonnier, Dominik Felten, Andreas Trindl, Jürgen Heinze and Abel Bernadou
    Citation: BMC Ecology and Evolution 2022 22:91

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