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September 2022
Global Change Biology. - 28(2022)19, 5667-5682

Urban affinity and its associated traits: a global analysis of bats

Janis M. Wolf; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Christian C. Voigt; Yuval Itescu

The authors developed indices to quantify the urban affinity of species by using publicly available occurrence data and examined the performance of these indices using a global dataset of bats. The results show that simple indices are appropriate and most practical for producing quantitative assessments of species’ urban affinity.

September 2022
Water Resources Research. - 58(2022)3, Art. e2021WR029771

Organizational principles of hyporheic exchange flow and biogeochemical cycling in river networks across scales

Stefan Krause; Benjamin W. Abbott; Viktor Baranov; Susana Bernal; Phillip Blaen; Thibault Datry; Jennifer Drummond; Jan H. Fleckenstein; Jesus Gomez Velez; David M. Hannah; Julia L.A. Knapp; Marie Kurz; Jörg Lewandowski; Eugènia Martí; Clara Mendoza-Lera; Alexander Milner; Aaron Packman; Gilles Pinay; Adam S. Ward; Jay P. Zarnetzke

Understanding organizational principles of hyporheic exchange flow and biogeochemical cycling in landscapes is key for generalizing process knowledge.

August 2022
Current Biology. - 32(2022)16, 3628-3635.e3

Phylogenomic insights into the early diversification of fungi

Jürgen F.H. Strassert; Michael T. Monaghan

The authors analysed several hundred proteins of a broad diversity of fungal species in order to untangle the early diversification of fungi. Thorough curation of the phylogenomic data set and usage of cutting-edge methods enabled them to resolve long-standing contested relationships among different phyla.

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August 2022
PLoS Biology. - 20(2022)8, Art. e3001729

The EICAT+ framework enables classification of positive impacts of alien taxa on native biodiversity

Giovanni Vimercati; Anna F. Probert; Lara Volery; Ruben Bernardo-Madrid; Sandro Bertolino; Vanessa Céspedes; Franz Essl; Thomas Evans; Belinda Gallardo; Laure Gallien; Pablo González-Moreno; Marie Charlotte Grange; Cang Hui; Jonathan M. Jeschke; Stelios Katsanevakis; Ingolf Kühn; Sabrina Kumschick; Jan Pergl; Petr Pyšek; Loren Rieseberg; Tamara B. Robinson; Wolf-Christian Saul; Cascade J.B. Sorte; Montserrat Vilà; John R.U. Wilson; Sven Bacher

The IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) is a global standard to assess negative impacts of alien species on native biodiversity. This paper presents EICAT+, a complementary framework using 5 semiquantitative scenarios to classify the magnitude of positive impacts that alien species have on biodiversity.

August 2022
Scientific Reports. - 12(2022), Art. 13960

Identification and characterization of a new family of long satellite DNA, specific of true toads (Anura, Amphibia, Bufonidae)

Katerina Guzmán; Álvaro S. Roco; Matthias Stöck; Adrián Ruiz-García; Enrique García-Muñoz; Mónica Bullejos

This newly discovered family of satellite DNAs is present in 15 examined species of amphibians of the systematic family of True toads (Bufonidae). It is formed by monomers of 807 bp, organized in tandem arrays, and has an AT-content of 57.4 Percent.

August 2022
Ecology. - 103(2022)8, Art. e3719

Biological invasions reveal how niche change affects the transferability of species distribution models

Chunlong Liu; Christian Wolter; Franck Courchamp; Núria Roura-Pascual; Jonathan M. Jeschke

It is widely debated if species distribution models are transferable across space and time. The authors synthesized results on 217 species from 50 studies to elucidate effects of niche change on model transferability. They found that niche change reduced model transferability; however, a lack of presence points for developing models led to an even stronger reduction in transferability.

July 2022
Nature Communications. - 13(2022), Art. 4092

Equilibrated evolution of the mixed auto-/allopolyploid haplotype-resolved genome of the invasive hexaploid Prussian carp

Heiner Kuhl; Kang Du; Manfred Schartl; Lukáš Kalous; Matthias Stöck; Dunja K. Lamatsch

The Prussian carp or Gibel carp is considered one of the most successful invasive fish species in Europe. Its ability to reproduce asexually gives it a major advantage over competing fish. The authors have for the first time described the complete genome of the Prussian carp.This also provides a much better understanding of its unusual reproductive method and to improve its management. 

July 2022
Proceedings of the Royal Society of London : Ser. B, Biological Sciences. - 289(2022)1977, Art. 20220393

Evolution of toxins as a public good in phytoplankton

Elias Ehrlich; Uffe Høgsbro Thygesen; Thomas Kiørboe

The authors studied, with an individual-based phytoplankton model, how toxins can evolve and how intraspecific variation of toxicity can be maintained in toxic phytoplankton blooms. They found that small-scale spatial heterogeneity generated by binary division of phytoplankton cells can explain the evolution of toxins as a public good and the coexistence of toxic and non-toxic genotypes.

July 2022
Journal of Geophysical Research : Atmospheres. - 127(2022)12, Art. e2021JD036382

Multiple angle observations would benefit visible band remote sensing using night lights

Christopher C.M. Kyba; Martin Aubé; Salvador Bará; Andrea Bertolo; Constantinos A. Bouroussis; Stefano Cavazzani; Brian R. Espey; Fabio Falchi; Geza Gyuk; Andreas Jechow; Miroslav Kocifaj; Zoltán Kolláth; Héctor Lamphar; Noam Levin; Shengjie Liu; Steven D. Miller; Sergio Ortolani; Chun Shing Jason Pun; Salvador José Ribas; Thomas Ruhtz; Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel; Mathias Schneider; Ranjay Man Shrestha; Alexandre Simoneau; Chu Wing So; Tobias Storch; Kai Pong Tong; Milagros Tuñón; Diane Turnshek; Ken Walczak; Jun Wang; Zhuosen Wang; Jianglong Zhang

The authors propose that next generation night-time remote sensing missions should consider multiple angles for observations in the visible band. They demonstrate via modeling and examples how the proposed method would leverage light pollution studies and unlock new applications for night-time remote sensing.

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