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Anthropogenic Impacts on Herpetofaunal Diversity and Community Composition on a Barrier Island in the Southeastern United States
Habitat loss and degradation often negatively impact reptiles and amphibians. Understanding how human-induced habitat changes impact herpetofauna is crucial for effective conservation and management of their populations. ...
Latitudinal Body Size Pattern in a Marine Isopod Suggests Local Adaptation to Predator Risk
Geographic patterns of body size are of particular interest to biologists because they suggest a correlation between local environmental conditions and phenotypic expression. Bergmann's rule is a widely observed latitudinal ...
Incubation Temperature Effects on Hatchling Performance in the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Incubation temperature has significant developmental effects on oviparous animals, including determining sex for several species. For the Northwest Atlantic loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), apparent population-wide ...
Anguillicoloides crassus, an invasive parasite of the American eel, Anguilla rostrata: Population dynamics in South Carolina estuaries and health impacts on the host
A survey of American eels, <italic>Anguilla rostrata</italic>, was performed from five localities in South Carolina (SC) to evaluate the status of infection by the invasive parasite nematode <italic>Anguillicoloides ...