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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.860
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1,191 views

The causes of bee declines remain hotly debated, particularly the contribution of neonicotinoid insecticides. In 2013 the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency made public a study of the impacts of exposure of bumblebee colonies to neonicotinoids. The study concluded...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.854
25 downloads
146 views

Insects have been used as an exemplary model in studying longevity, from extrinsic mortality pressures to intrinsic senescence. In the highly eusocial insects, great degrees of variation in lifespan exist between morphological castes in relation to extreme divisions...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.848
57 downloads
203 views

Foraging honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) can routinely travel as far as several kilometers from their hive in the process of collecting nectar and pollen from floral patches within the surrounding landscape. Since the availability of floral resources at the landscape...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.838
55 downloads
70 views

Genomic imprinting is the differential expression of alleles, with the expression being dependent upon the sex of the parent from which it was inherited. Hymenopteran insects (ants, bees and wasps) are emerging as potential models for genomic imprinting and epigenetics....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.878v1
180 downloads
211 views

The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.741v2
84 downloads
165 views

Plant decomposition is dependant on the activity of the soil biota and its interactions with climate, soil properties, and plant residue inputs. This work assessed the roles of different groups of the soil biota on litter decomposition, and the way they are modulated...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.826
51 downloads
317 views

The relationship between insect development and temperature has been well established and has a wide range of uses, including the use of blow flies for postmortem (PMI) interval estimations in death investigations. To use insects in estimating PMI, we must be able...

["Developmental Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.803
71 downloads
128 views

Culex pipiens, an invasive mosquito and vector of West Nile virus in the US, has two morphologically indistinguishable forms that differ dramatically in behavior and physiology. Cx. pipiens form pipiens is primarily a bird-feeding temperate mosquito, while the...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.807
127 downloads
109 views

Background. Blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) are important disease vectors in the United States, known to transmit a variety of pathogens to humans, including bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. Their importance as a disease vector necessitates reliable and comparable...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.842v1
209 downloads
967 views

Nephila clavata L Koch, known as the Joro spider and native to East Asia (Japan, China, Korea, and Taiwan), is newly reported from North America. Specimens from several locations in northeast Georgia were collected from around residential properties in Barrow,...

["Ecology","Entomology","Genetics","Taxonomy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.763
34 downloads
186 views

Human alteration of islands has made restoration a key part of conservation management. As islands are restored to their original state, species interactions change and some populations may be impacted. In this study we examine the coxella weevil, (Hadramphus spinipennis...

["Conservation Biology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.749
197 downloads
60 views

Foraging honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) routinely travel as far as several kilometers from their hive in the process of collecting nectar and pollen from floral patches within the surrounding landscape. Since the availability of floral resources at the landscape...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.795v1
145 downloads
366 views

Decision analysis often considers multiple lines of evidence during the decision making process. Researchers and government agencies have advocated for quantitative weight-of-evidence approaches in which multiple lines of evidence can be considered when estimating...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.730
39 downloads
31 views

Members of the plant genus Selaginella are often considered living fossils, as extant taxa are virtually indistinguishable from 300 Ma fossils. In contrast, the brush-footed butterflies are a relatively recent radiation, having diversified primarily within the...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.775v1

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