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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Jessica Bouwmeester conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

John Burt conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Pedro Range conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Radhouan Ben-Hamadou conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft, funding and logistics.

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

Field experiments and sampling were approved by Ministry of Municipality and Environment of Qatar

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Data to be used in the near future for a peer-reviewed publication at PeerJ or another journal

Funding

This publication was made possible by the NPRP awards [NPRP7-1129-1-201 and NPRP8- 952-1-186] from the Qatar National Research Fund (a member of The Qatar Foundation) through the National Priority Research Program. The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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