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AAPS Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Abasyn Journal of Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ACS Synthetic Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Acta Biologica Hungarica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Biologica Marisiensis     Open Access  
Acta Biologica Sibirica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Acta Chiropterologica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta Médica Costarricense     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Musei Silesiae, Scientiae Naturales     Open Access  
Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis     Open Access  
Acta Scientiae Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Scientifica Naturalis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Universitatis Lodziensis : Folia Biologica et Oecologica     Open Access  
Actualidades Biológicas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Health Care Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Advanced Journal of Graduate Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advanced Membranes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advanced Quantum Technologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Bioinformatics     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Biomarker Sciences and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Biosensors and Bioelectronics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Cell Biology/ Medical Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Advances in Environmental Sciences - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in High Energy Physics     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Advances in Human Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Life Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Advances in Tropical Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Adversity and Resilience Science : Journal of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
African Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
African Journal of Range & Forage Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
AFRREV STECH : An International Journal of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Aggregate     Open Access  
Aging Cell     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Agrokémia és Talajtan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
AJP Cell Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
AJP Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Al-Kauniyah : Jurnal Biologi     Open Access  
Alasbimn Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alces : A Journal Devoted to the Biology and Management of Moose     Open Access  
All Life     Open Access  
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambix     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
American Journal of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Plant Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
American Journal of Primatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
American Naturalist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78)
Amphibia-Reptilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Analytical Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Analytical Science Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anatomical Science International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Animal Cells and Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Animal Microbiome     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Animal Models and Experimental Medicine     Open Access  
Annales françaises d'Oto-rhino-laryngologie et de Pathologie Cervico-faciale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio C – Biologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Applied Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Annals of Human Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annual Research & Review in Biology     Open Access  
Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Annual Review of Biophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Annual Review of Cancer Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Annual Review of Phytopathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Anthropological Review     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Antibiotics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Antioxidants     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Apmis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Applied Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Applied Phycology     Open Access  
Applied Vegetation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Aquaculture Environment Interactions     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Aquaculture International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Aquaculture Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation - International Journal of the Bioflux Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Aquatic Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Aquatic Science and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Arabian Journal of Scientific Research / المجلة العربية للبحث العلمي     Open Access  
Archaea     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Archiv für Molluskenkunde: International Journal of Malacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Biological Sciences     Open Access  
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Oral Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arctic     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arquivos do Museu Dinâmico Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Arthropod Structure & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Artificial DNA: PNA & XNA     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Artificial Intelligence in the Life Sciences     Open Access  
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biology     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Biotechnology and Bioresource Technology     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Cell Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Developmental Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Nematology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of Poultry Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico-Biologiche     Open Access  
Australian Life Scientist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Mammalogy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Autophagy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Avian Biology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Avian Conservation and Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Bacterial Empire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bacteriology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bacteriophage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Bioethics     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research     Open Access  
Berita Biologi     Open Access  
Between the Species     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
BIO Web of Conferences     Open Access  
Bio-Grafía. Escritos sobre la Biología y su enseñanza     Open Access  
Bio-Lectura     Open Access  
BIO-SITE : Biologi dan Sains Terapan     Open Access  
Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease     Open Access  
Biocatalysis and Biotransformation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
BioCentury Innovations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Biochemistry and Cell Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Biochimie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioControl     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Biocontrol Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Biodemography and Social Biology     Hybrid Journal  
BIODIK : Jurnal Ilmiah Pendidikan Biologi     Open Access  
BioDiscovery     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversitas : Journal of Biological Diversity     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biodiversity : Research and Conservation     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
Biodiversity Data Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Biodiversity Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioeduscience     Open Access  
Bioeksperimen : Jurnal Penelitian Biologi     Open Access  
Bioelectrochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioelectromagnetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bioenergy Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Bioengineering and Bioscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BioEssays     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Bioethica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
BioéthiqueOnline     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biogeographia : The Journal of Integrative Biogeography     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biogeosciences (BG)     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Biogeosciences Discussions (BGD)     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 216)
Bioinformatics Advances : Journal of the International Society for Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biojournal of Science and Technology     Open Access  
BioLink : Jurnal Biologi Lingkungan, Industri, Kesehatan     Open Access  
Biologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Biologia Futura     Hybrid Journal  
Biologia on-line : Revista de divulgació de la Facultat de Biologia     Open Access  
Biological Bulletin     Partially Free   (Followers: 6)
Biological Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biological Invasions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Biological Procedures Online     Open Access  
Biological Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Biological Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)

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Aquatic Ecology
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  • Correction to: Aluminium in aquatic environments: abundance and
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      Abstract: Abstract Between 2014 and 2019, Central Europe was subject to unusually high temperatures and periods of drought due to climate change, with a subsequent occurrence of low and zero flows. As aquatic organisms have shaped their life strategies in direct relation to natural hydrological regimes, any changes to these regimes necessarily lead to a cascade of responses in biota species composition in the ecosystem concerned. Here, we examine changes in aquatic macroinvertebrates assemblage composition and diversity in a small fishless headwater brook in a highland area of the Czech Republic that took place between 2010 and 2019. While flow rates were relatively constant prior to 2014, the hydrological regime was significantly influenced by periods of severe drought between 2017 and 2019, with periods of zero discharge and dry riverbed. The shift from a perennial to an intermittent stream led to an increase in generalist taxa abundance and a decline in lotic taxa, while the abundance of lentic and semi-aquatic taxa was subjected to fluctuations non-related to the hydrological regime (drought occurrence). During the period of droughts, the abundance of taxa recognised as indicators of good quality water declined, while the numbers of those indicating moderately to heavily polluted environments increased.
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  • Using a structural equation model to assess the spatiotemporal dynamics
           and driving factors of phytoplankton in the plateau Hongfeng Reservoir in
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      Abstract: Abstract The time and space dynamics of phytoplankton and its driving factors were studied in Hongfeng Reservoir, southwestern China, from March 2016 to December 2019 to explore the spatiotemporal dynamics and driving factors of the phytoplankton community structure. The structural equation model (SEM) was used to analyze the relationship between abundance of phytoplankton and environmental factors in order to determine the main environmental factors that affect changes in phytoplankton. A total of 110 phytoplankton taxa were obtained from six sites. They were members of seven phyla and 68 genera with 12 dominant species or genera. The SEM showed that the main environmental factors that affected the cyanobacteria and diatoms were the temperature (WT), total nitrogen (TN), nitrite nitrogen, nitrate nitrogen, dissolved oxygen, and transparency (SD). Those that affected the Chlorophyta were the pH, TN, ammonia nitrogen (NH4+–N), and orthophosphate phosphorus (PO43−–P). We concluded that changes in the WT, SD, and the concentration of nutrients significantly affected the abundance of phytoplankton and the dominance of Cyanobacteria and diatoms, whereas these factors had insignificant effects on green algae. The WT, SD, TN and NH4+–N were found to be important environmental factors that affect the structure, growth, and reproduction of the phytoplankton community in Hongfeng Reservoir. This study should provide a scientific reference for the reservoir phytoplankton community ecology and a database on the changes in water quality.
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  • Response of benthic dinoflagellates Amphidinium carterae and Bysmatrum
           gregarium to salinity changes and prolonged darkness: elucidation through
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      Abstract: Abstract This study elucidates the responses of bloom-forming benthic dinoflagellates, Amphidinium carterae and Bysmatrum gregarium (formerly known as B. caponii) to salinity changes and prolonged darkness. Both dinoflagellates are known to inhabit rock pools that experiences significant variations in environmental conditions. In both dinoflagellates, salinity changes did not trigger cyst formation but morphological responses were different under prolonged darkness. B. gregarium underwent encystment while A. carterae showed cell shrinkage and flagella movement (up to 9 days) without cell division. This study documents cyst formation in B. gregarium for the first time. However, both dinoflagellates showed reduced growth and photosynthetic efficiency under lower salinity (< 5) and prolonged darkness. Interestingly, both dinoflagellates did not show a maximum photosynthetic efficiency of 0.65 under optimal growth conditions which could be due to the prevalence of carotenoid-chlorophyll protein complex and diatoxanthin (fluorescence quencher). This study proposes that seasonal rainfall (e.g., Southwest monsoon along the Indian coast) can control the proliferation of both dinoflagellates in rock pools (i.e., just before the onset of monsoonal rainfall) as it hampers cell growth, inhibits photosynthesis, and does not induce cyst formation as adaptive survival strategies. Further findings on their dark survival for several days will have implications in the studies related to the transportation to different locations through the ship’s ballast water discharge or to deeper sediments in the intertidal regions.
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  • Freshwater gastropods as an important group for studying the impact of
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      Abstract: Abstract Freshwater gastropods occupy relatively low trophic levels in food webs and are frequently consumed as prey items by a wide variety of predators. Many studies have documented these organisms’ abilities to utilize chemical cues to make decisions relating to growth, reproduction, and behavior. Chemical communication in these species has been studied in terms of transmission and detection within only one environmental medium (i.e., water) despite there being some species that regularly cross barriers between media that may be capable of—and benefit from—detecting chemical cues in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Previous gastropod reviews have focused heavily on mucus trails (Ng et al. in Biol Rev 88:683–700, 2013) and the anatomy and physiology behind gastropod olfactory navigation (Wyeth in J Exp Biol, https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.185843, 2019). In this review, I discuss how freshwater gastropods respond to a variety of conspecific and heterospecific cues, and the known—or potential—ecological implications of these responses. I present several directions for future research to further explore chemical cue detection in both air and water as well as the ways in which freshwater gastropod communication may interact with the broader ecological community, particularly in the context of predation.
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  • Potential application of artificial neural networks for analyzing the
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      Abstract: Abstract The early stages of fish during their life cycle, including larvae and juveniles, are sensitive to the environment. Determining the occurrences of fish larvae and juvenile relative to their associated environments is essential for conservation and fisheries management. Computer-based modeling has rarely been applied for forecasting the distribution patterns of the early fish stages in dynamic systems such as estuaries. In the present study, we applied novel modeling techniques to fish larval and juvenile samples collected in May, September, November, and December during 2019 along the Ba Lat estuary of the Red River, northern Vietnam. The results showed that the occurrences of freshwater and marine fish larvae and juveniles were inversely related to environmental factors (electrical conductivity, temperature, pH, depth, shore distance and turbidity) with a high square of multiple correlation coefficients. The occurrences of the two fish groups were strongly related to temporal and spatial changes in the estuary, and these correlations could be utilized for machine learning processing. Linear regression, Gaussian process models, ensemble regression, and artificial neural network (ANN) models were applied to elucidate the distributions of fish larvae and juveniles. It shows that ANN models obtained the highest R2 (> 0.63). In addition, the spatial distribution prediction of fish larvae and juveniles using ANN models was similar to the field measurement. Thus, we suggest utilizing ANN models to predict the occurrences of early fish stages in estuaries in tropical regions such as Vietnam. Recommendations for further applications of ANN models are also given in this study.
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  • Abundant microbes of surface sea waters of the uncharted Engaño Bay at
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      Abstract: Abstract Microorganisms play a central role in the structure and function of marine ecosystems. Its vast diversity makes the disentangling of the microbial taxonomic composition an essential task. Engaño Bay, a highly productive temperate region on the Patagonian Atlantic Coast, constitutes a remote uncharted area. Here, metabarcoding analyses revealed that the microbiome community (cells < 5 µm) of surface water is dominated by a few bacterial taxa along with diverse low frequency groups. A substantial number of sequences of photosynthetic picoeukaryotes (PPE) were also evidenced, yet no cyanobacterial sequences could be observed. Specific PCR-detection of cyanobacteria, monitoring of viruses specific for cyanobacteria and PPE, microbiological isolation, and molecular diet analyses confirmed these findings. Cyanobacteria were PCR detected in three out of thirteen samples, while virological monitoring indicated the presence of PPE viruses and the absence of cyanobacteria phages. Traditional culture methods allowed the isolation of Ostreococcus and Micromonas spp. from samples belonging to warm and cold seasons, respectively. Molecular diet analyses showed that PPE were grazed by nanoplankters and that grazing pressure on PPE was stronger than on bacteria. Phylogenetic characterization of viral sequences indicated the presence of Ostreococcus virus, four Micromonas virus lineages and a divergent clade of Phycodnavirus belonging to no known viral species, pointing out a complex scenario of its hosts. This work characterizes the marine microbiome from a temperate uncharted region at the Southern Hemisphere, demonstrating the prevalence of PPE as primary producers with a complex scenario which warrant further studies.
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  • Evaluation of two fish-based indices of biotic integrity for assessing
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      Abstract: Abstract Multiple fish-based indices of biotic integrity (FIBI) exist to estimate stream health using fish community structure. Yet, these metrics require different amounts of data and may result in different interpretations of stream health. We compared functionality of “low-metric” (5 metrics) and “metric-rich” (12 metrics) coldwater FIBIs for estimating stream health in 138 coldwater streams of northeastern Iowa, USA. Then, we investigated associations between FIBI scores and environmental factors at local and catchment scales using mixed effects linear regression. FIBI scores from both protocols were positively correlated (R2 = 0.77); the majority of streams scored fair (n = 31, mean = 45; fair) using the metric-rich index but scored very poor using the low-metric index (n = 35, mean score = 25; poor). FIBI scores were higher (mean = good) when Brook Trout Salvelinus fontinalis were present with both indices. When Brook Trout were absent, scores were lower and less variable with the low-metric index (mean = 19.63; poor) compared to the metric-rich index (mean = 40.38; fair). Local habitat was more related to both FIBI scores than catchment-scale habitat: maximum daily stream temperature and bare bank severity index were negatively correlated with both FIBI scores whereas canopy coverage correlated positively with metric-rich FIBI scores. Brook Trout presence was indicative of coldwater stream health for both indices. Our results suggest the metric-rich FIBI index has improved ability to differentiate lower quality sites due to increased sensitivity. Our results can be used to improve stream health estimates and restoration prioritizations.
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  • What are the main environmental predictors of differences in the community
           structure of periphytic desmids in a semi-arid floodplain lake'

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      Abstract: Abstract The desmids constitute a highly diverse group with potential as a bioindicator of the conservation status of freshwater environments. We evaluated the changes in the desmid community on macrophytes with different structural complexities within mixed stands in a floodplain shallow lake in the Brazilian semi-arid region. Our main question was whether the environmental variables that best predict desmid structure among macrophyte species in mixed stands. Samplings were performed at each two months at four fixed stations during one year in a shallow tropical lake. To assess the changes in community structure, we sampled the periphyton on three macrophytes species (Cabomba caroliniana, Nymphaea amazonum, and Utricularia foliosa) with different complexity levels, which were quantified by their fractal dimension. Multivariate analysis showed that the structure and composition of the periphytic desmids were influenced by fractal dimension, nutrient availability, and temperature. The richness, density, and diversity of desmids differed between macrophytes with complex structure (U. foliosa and C. caroliniana) and simple structure (N. amazonum). We also observed that more complex macrophytes have a greatest contribution of desmids with small cell (< 40 μm) in the community, suggesting that the substrate complexity affects the use of habitat. Our results suggest that the substantial fractal differences between host macrophytes are a major determining factor in the structure of periphytic desmid communities.
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  • Seamounts and oceanic currents drive the population structure of Octopus
           insularis in the Southwest Tropical Atlantic

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      Abstract: Abstract Seamounts and oceanic currents are important oceanographic features that influence genetic diversity of a species along its distribution, acting both as barriers or pathways for species dispersal. There are two important seamount chains in the Tropical Western Atlantic (TWA): the Fernando de Noronha Chain in northeastern Brazil and the Vitória-Trindade Chain in southeastern Brazil. This region is influenced by the North and South branches of the Southern Equatorial Current (SEC), which flow from the east to west. In order to evaluate how these oceanographic characteristics influence the genetic diversity and population structure of O. insularis along its broad distribution area, we analyzed specimens from sampling sites of the Brazilian coast and oceanic islands, Ascension and Saint Helena archipelago, Mexican Caribbean, and San Blas, Panama. The analyses performed using fragments of 659 bp of the mitochondrial gene (cox1) showed the occurrence of four distinct populations: one from Caribbean to Fernando de Noronha archipelago (Central-North), another from east coast of Brazil to Trindade archipelago (South), and the others restricted to Ascension and Saint Helena, and São Pedro and São Paulo archipelagos, respectively. Both the seamounts and ocean currents contributed to the genetic structure observed along O. insularis distribution. The bifurcation of the SEC seems to separate Center-North and South populations, while the gene flow within oceanic islands and the coast in each population is explained by the existence of seamounts. Since O. insularis has a broad distribution (mainly the Center-North population) divided into four genetically distinct fisheries, the species fishery needs to be managed accordingly, which might depend on the international policies agreements.
      PubDate: 2022-03-09
       
  • Shelter selection by intertidal amphipods: the role of UVR and
           photoprotective compounds

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      Abstract: Abstract Shelters are crucial for intertidal organisms as a way to protect from environmental stress. The present study examines whether the shelter selection of the amphipod Ampithoe valida is influenced by ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and whether this selection depends on the amount of photoprotective compounds (UV-absorbing compounds, UVAC) that the amphipods acquire through the diet. Amphipods were exposed to radiation (photosynthetically active radiation and UVR) and offered a choice of UVR-transparent versus UVR-shielded shelters. Experiments were carried out (1) in the short term (i.e., hours) and (2) in the middle term (i.e., days), with individuals feeding on diets with different amounts of UVAC either prior to or during the exposure, respectively. In the short term, both sexes preferentially selected UVR-shielded shelters. In the middle term, the preference for this shelter type was only observed after 5 days of exposure in females and in males just partially; however, no shelter preferences could be detected during the first two days of exposure in either sex. In the case of the experiment with females, this latter was possibly related to lower irradiances due to cloudy conditions, whereas males may have traded shelter for higher mobility. UVAC acquired through the diet did not alter A. valida’s shelter selection, indicating that seeking shelter remains an important strategy to protect from deleterious levels of UVR even when other mechanisms of photoprotection are available.
      PubDate: 2022-03-08
       
  • European catfish Silurus glanis behaviour in response to a strong summer
           hypoxic event in a shallow lake

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      Abstract: Abstract Hypoxic events have always naturally occurred in freshwater ecosystems but are worsening due to anthropogenic activities. Hypoxia tolerance greatly varies among fish species and is difficult to quantify in nature in large fish species. We analysed the movements of 40 subadult and adult European catfish Silurus glanis [(727; 2150) mm] exposed to a natural summer hypoxic event in a shallow lake of southeastern France. Catfish could withstand very low dissolved oxygen concentrations (DOC), down to 1.3 mg/L in the upper half of the water column (corresponding to a mean dissolved oxygen saturation rate of 16%), when their preferred benthic habitats were anoxic. While hypoxia was becoming more severe, individuals significantly increased their activity and the surface area they visited, whatever their size. This led them to a refuge zone where they aggregated or stayed in close vicinity, very little mobile, over one and a half day during the overall anoxia of the lake. This zone, located very close to the well oxygenated water inflow, was probably one of the most oxygenated accessible zone. However, during this aggregation, the smallest individuals were more active than the largest ones. This was probably because they more often needed to move to better-oxygenated places within the gathering area, compared to larger dominant fish that occupied the best places. The ability of catfish to withstand very low DOC, along with its high optimum temperature range, could give it a competitive advantage over other predatory species in the context of global change.
      PubDate: 2022-03-07
       
  • Correction to: Indirect positive effects of agricultural modernization on
           the abundance of Japanese tree frog tadpoles in rice fields through the
           release from predators

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      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09916-8
       
  • Correction to: Macroinvertebrates at the source: flow duration and
           seasonality drive biodiversity and trait composition in rheocrene springs
           of the Western Allegheny Plateau, USA

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      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09919-5
       
  • Biometry and size distribution of Crambionella annandalei and Chrysaora
           spp. along the coast of Andhra Pradesh, India

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      Abstract: Abstract The biometry and seasonal size distribution of the medusae, Crambionella annandalei and Chrysaora spp. were investigated from fortnightly gillnet landings between January 2017 and December 2018 along the West coast of the Bay of Bengal. Although both taxa exhibited strong patterns of seasonality in abundance and growth, being commonest and smallest in summer, C. annandalei were largely absent in the monsoon and post-monsoon seasons, while Chrysaora spp. could be recorded throughout the year in a variety of size groups. There was a strong cohesion in pattern between years, suggesting that the monsoon impacts populations of both species, albeit in slightly different ways. We provide rare, field-based measurements of growth for both species that are in broad agreement with the data published for similar taxa elsewhere: our length–weight data provide useful contributions to baseline information.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09911-z
       
  • Community assembly within ponds: the roles of space, time, and
           environmental gradients

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      Abstract: Abstract Environmental and spatial–temporal processes are proposed as important mechanisms regulating permanent pond communities, but comprehensive research of these factors at fine scales (i.e. patches or microhabitats) is still lacking. Here, we investigated environmental, spatial, and temporal variables influencing community structure and diversity (α, β, γ) in pond microhabitats over one annual cycle (i.e. four seasons). Standardized surveys were conducted monthly for one year, and a suite of biotic and abiotic variables were recorded at each microhabitat to test which assembly processes are important in structuring pond communities. As expected, spatial and environmental variables influenced local species organization at both the annual and seasonal scale. The high β diversity among pond microhabitats was mainly attributed to species turnover from one microhabitat to another rather than richness differences. Habitat heterogeneity largely explained the variation on α and β diversity among pond microhabitats. Overall, our results suggest that multiple ecological processes affect community assembly dynamics in permanent ponds. First, the temporal variation on the distribution of species across pond microhabitats that was associated with environmental fluctuations (mainly temperature, dissolved oxygen, substrate composition, and emergent vegetation) inferred that species sorting (i.e. niche-based processes) is an important driver of the observed community patterns, while the spatiotemporal turnover in species composition and density can be explained by colonization and dispersal events occurring within microhabitats. Our study emphasizes the need to include time, space and environmental variables in studies assessing communities in permanent pond systems, as they appear to be related to distinct processes regulating communities at fine scales.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09902-0
       
  • Warming affects the feeding success of invader and native fish in Iberian
           streams

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      Abstract: Abstract We experimentally tested the effects of anticipated warmer temperatures on the feeding success of invasive pumpkinseed and chameleon cichlid and the functionally similar Southern Iberian chub. Singly, prey captures by chub and the cichlid were constant but those by pumpkinseed were affected by warming. Moreover, at warmer temperatures, chub captured much less prey in the presence of the cichlid and prey faster in the presence of pumpkinseed than with conspecifics. Warming effects are likely species dependent, and asymmetries in feeding success between species may be enhanced at warmer temperatures to the benefit of warm-water invaders.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09888-9
       
  • Exceptional color preferences for flying adult aquatic insects

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      Abstract: Abstract This study tested the hypothesis that color affects the behavior of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (EPT) adults in the riparian zone of a gravel-bed river in northern Japan. EPT abundance was measured using plot scale surveys and a color-choice experiment that utilized non-shiny sticky traps in two contrasting colors, yellow and blue. Chloroperlidae and Hydrobiosidae were caught more abundantly in yellow and blue traps, respectively, whereas other taxa exhibited little or no color-affected responses. We proposed that Chloroperlidae responses were driven by relatively strong diurnal activity compared with those of other taxa. Hydrobiosidae’s preference of blue remained unknown. Understanding the evolutionary background of color preferences in relation to other possibly interfering factors, such as reflection–polarization characteristics, at the species level will help advance the visual sensory ecology of aquatic insects.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09914-w
       
  • Effects of short-term decomposition on isotope values of fish tissues
           under natural conditions

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      Abstract: Abstract Dead animals may be an important or the only source of tissues to analyze for stable isotopes, with the goal of making inferences about an animal’s past ecological history. However, in nature, stable isotope values may be affected by myriad decomposition processes, such as abiotic environmental conditions and bacterial and fungal decay, potentially reducing the accuracy of derived ecological conclusions. We used Pacific salmon carcasses left in air or submerged under water to test whether stable isotope values of metabolically active (skin, muscle, and adipose fin) and inactive (scale) tissues changed over time. We found that the δ13C values of active tissues were all affected by decomposition but not in a predictable direction, and hard scale tissue was not. In contrast, there was no effect on δ15N values for any tissue up to 4 days under water or 8 days in air. This suggests that tissues can be analyzed for nitrogen stable isotope values even after several days in water and even if covered in fungus on the surface. For populations within which dead animals are frequently encountered, e.g., salmonid carcass surveys, hard tissues of fish (scales, otoliths) and other animals (baleen, bone, hair, feathers) will likely yield relevant biological information even if soft tissue is rotting, providing another avenue to collect important data about the life history of those animals.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09907-9
       
  • The effects of novel leaf litter deposition on competitive,
           predator–prey and host–parasite interactions of American toad larvae

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      Abstract: Abstract Wetland plant communities are changing rapidly due to a wide range of human activities. The deposition of leaf litter from novel plant communities can alter both the chemical and physical habitat of aquatic ecosystems. Lesser understood are the ecological consequences of novel leaf litter inputs in aquatic communities. Toward this goal, we used two plant invasion scenarios (comparing native black huckleberry to exotic autumn olive and native swamp loosestrife to exotic purple loosestrife) to simulate a shift in wetland plant communities. In this study, we investigated the effects of novel leaf litter leachates on three aquatic ecological interactions: intraspecific competition, predation and parasitism. We examined how leaf litter leachates influence the interactions of American toad larvae (Anaxyrus americanus) with their conspecifics, a dragonfly predator (Anax spp.) and a trematode parasite (Echinostomatidae). We found that leaf litter type influenced competitive interactions only for the huckleberry versus autumn olive comparison. We did not detect any effects of leaf litter type on predator–prey interactions. Finally, litter type strongly influenced host–parasite interactions for both leaf litter comparisons, altering host susceptibility, parasite survival and net infection rates. These results highlight the breadth of potential ecological repercussions of shifting wetland plant communities for native ecosystems.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10452-021-09893-y
       
 
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