Recent surveys in the Río Negro-Sopladora National Park revealed a striking new species of Hyloscirtus. The new species is easily diagnosed from all other congeners by its large body size (64.9 mm SVL in adult female). Leer más.
he findings in the present study indicate that eDNA metabarcoding detects multiple Danish amphibian species and can produce knowledge on the occurrence and distribution for amphibian species. Implementing it as a supplement for conventional survey methods in nature monitoring will enable a higher frequency of monitoring and yield knowledge of species composition. Leer más.
Ousr findings reveal that local-scale monitoring and management should be planned, especially within the existing nationally-designated protected areas, which have been shown to protect far less with respect to the Natura 2000 sites. Leer más.
Our study is an example of how the joint analysis of monitoring data and habitat data (based on mapping in the field) can lead to evidence-based suggestions on how to improve conservation practice. Leer más.
Our results show that offspring phenotypes are mainly determined by genetic factors and maternal effects, while paternal effects and residual environmental influences are minimal. This suggests a high evolutionary potential for head shape in the Hungarian meadow viper, which suggests a strong contribution of this ecologically relevant trait in shaping the ability of this endangered species to adapt to changing conditions and/or habitats and which would be useful to consider in captive breeding procedures for conservation efforts. Duarte Oliveira, Bálint Halpern, Fernando Martínez-Freiría and Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou. Leer más.