Biodiversity and Conservation

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Local patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and community structure in a natural Toona ciliata var. pubescens forest in South Central China
Aristóteles Góes-Neto –– This article brings important results for the conservation of an endangered tree species, concerning Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF).
Evolutionary genomics of endangered Hawaiian tree snails (Achatinellidae: Achatinellinae) for conservation of adaptive capacity
Rodolfo Jaffé –– This study uses genomic approaches to resolve evolutionary relationships and inform conservation planning for declining Hawaiian tree snails.
Elatostema qinzhouense (Urticaceae), a new species from limestone karst in Guangxi, China
Patricia Gandini –– Important contribution to the current and future knowledge of the Elatostema genus.
Phylogenomic analyses reveal a Gondwanan origin and repeated out of India colonizations into Asia by tarantulas (Araneae: Theraphosidae)
Patricia Gandini –– An important contribution to the knowledge of the family Theraphosidae.
Identification problems of travelling snail species—new exotic introductions to tropical greenhouses in Gothenburg, Sweden (Gastropoda: Achatinellidae, Strobilopsidae, Helicarionidae)
Patricia Gandini –– An important contribution for Conservation
Fall supplemental feeding increases population growth rate of an endangered caribou herd
Patricia Gandini –– An interesting management action that will contribute to the recovery of an endangered species
An integrative approach to infer systematic relationships and define species groups in the shrub frog genus Raorchestes, with description of five new species from the Western Ghats, India
Patricia Gandini –– An important contribution to the Indian herpetofauna knowledge
Taxonomic revision of the Malagasy Aphaenogaster swammerdami group (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)
Joseph Gillespie –– Csosz et al. provide a taxonomic revision of a commonly encountered, yet morphologically peculiar, ant genus in Madagascar that will improve the ability to assess ant diversity across the island.
Historical and current distribution ranges and loss of mega-herbivores and carnivores of Asia
Korakot Nganvongpanit –– This study had demonstrated the distribution of Asia’s megafauna species.
Using natural history collections to investigate changes in pangolin (Pholidota: Manidae) geographic ranges through time
José Maria Cardoso da Silva –– This is an important paper that can be useful for improving pangolin conservation.
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New leap: Five species of shrub frogs discovered

Five new species of shrub frogs found in Western Ghats

Five new species of shrub frogs found in Western Ghats