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Effects of leaf litter and environment on bryophytes in boreal forests of Alaska
Bryophytes dominate the forest floor, regulate soil microclimate, and participate in the carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycles in coniferous boreal forests, while deciduous stands support a lower bryophyte abundance. Recent ...
Coupling Protein Catabolism to Lifespan and Reproduction in Caenorhabditis elegans
There is an undisputable link between aging and reproduction and it has both puzzled and fascinated biologists for decades. Evolutionary biologists suggest that the rate of aging depends on the complex tug-of-war between ...
Social learning of predation risk and safety: fish behaviour as a model for fear recovery
As animal behaviour theory has developed over the past 70 years, much attention has gone toward social information use. Social cues in a variety of forms can be critically important in finding food and mates, in defending ...
The effects of salinization on freshwater fishes of the Northern Great Plains
Salinization poses a threat to many inland aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, it is important to understand the potential implications of salinization on aquatic systems. Saline water bodies are prevalent in the Northern Great ...
MAMMALIAN HERBIVORY SLOWS THE GROWTH OF BROADLEAF SPECIES IN POST-FIRE, EARLY SUCCESSIONAL FORESTS IN INTERIOR ALASKA
Boreal forest vegetation is likely to change in response to warming and associated changes in disturbance regimes. Recently, high severity fires have caused a shift from pre-fire mature black spruce stands to early assemblages ...
BIOLOGICAL TOOLS FOR WATER SECURITY IN THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS
Rivers and streams are a critical component of Northern Great Plains ecosystems and an extremely valuable source of surface water. Despite their importance, these waterbodies have traditionally received much less scientific ...