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No. 226
October 2003

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Rare Birds Discovered in Guyana

A research team led by National Museum of Natural History scientist Michael Braun and Mark Robbins of the University of Kansas has discovered a previously unknown population of red siskins, a bird feared to be nearing extinction in the wild. Once widespread in the coastal mountains of Venezuela and Colombia, the red siskin was nearly wiped out by trapping after it became popular both in that region and in Europe in the 1800s. The bird was particularly valued for its bright red feathers and in Latin America it is know as el cardinalito, or the little cardinal.

Adult male red siskin (Cardeulis cucullata) from a newly discovered population in Guyana.

The research team was conducting a survey of birds in Guyana, when Robbins came across the new population. Census estimates put the population size at several thousand birds, larger than any known elsewhere in the wild. The discovery was made in April of 2000 with sponsorship from NMNH's Biodiversity of the Guianas Program, but was kept under wraps until a conservation plan could be developed providing legal protection for the birds in Guyana.

Conservation efforts are being undertaken by an international coalition of concerned groups, including American Bird Conservancy, American Federation of Aviculture, Bushnell Sports Optics, Guyana Environmental Protection Agency, Conservation International, the National Aviary, Rupununi Conservation Group, Rupununi Development Corporation, Smithsonian Institution, the University of Guyana and the University of Kansas. The goal of the conservation plan is to avoid damage to the wild population, and not to prevent people from raising the birds in cages. Red siskins have been protected in neighboring Venezuela since the 1940s, and have a history of being bred with canaries to yield brightly colored pet birds.

The researchers' discovery was published in the latest issue of The Auk, the journal of the American Ornithologists Union (The Auk 120: 291-298. 2003).

Future Meetings

The 15th Annual International Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) Conference will be held 19-22 November 2003, in Austin, Texas. The conference, entitled "Assembling the Pieces: Restoration, Design & Landscape Ecology," will focus on the design aspects of restoration. Practitioners have come to realize that restoration cannot be done in a vacuum. This year, SER is reaching out to a larger community of professionals to learn from their skills in engineering, architecture, hydrology, geology, philosophy, etc., to have a conversation about how to design the most meaningful and valuable restorations. SER has always been interdisciplinary and this year's conference draws on that strength and even expands it. The complete brochure and registration materials are available online at <>.

The American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, in collaboration with Conservation International, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Xerces Society, is convening a two‑day symposium to examine the status of invertebrate biodiversity, entitled "Expanding the Ark: The Emerging Science and Practice of Invertebrate Conservation," on 25-26 March 2004, at AMNH. Speakers from around the world will consider a broad range of perspectives on how best to advance an invertebrate conservation agenda. Expanding the Ark will provide a venue to engage the scientific community, conservation practitioners, and the public in a dialogue on the fate of invertebrate biodiversity, and to map concrete approaches for future action. A limited number of posters will be accepted for presentation. For details regarding abstract submission, please visit the symposium website at <> or E-mail The submission deadline for abstracts is 9 January 2004.

Information Highway Hi-Lites

Biflora <> is a work-in-progress botanical database documenting the unique and endangered flora of the island of Hainan, China-a biodiversity "hotspot." Recently launched by the Bicoll Group of Shanghai and Munich, Biflora aims to 1) make as much scientific information about Hainan's plant species available online, 2) help decision-makers develop conservation strategies for the island, and 3) support basic academic research. The Web site itself is easy to navigate and quite attractive. And, while only a few species records are currently available, more entries are soon to come.

-from The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences
Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003.

Wakuzulu: Friends of the Colobus Trust <> is a not-for-profit organization based in Kenya dedicated to the "conservation, preservation, and protection of primates, in particular the Angolan Black and White Colobus monkey." Wakuzulu's extensive homepage features the latest updates on the Colobus population in the Diani area, as well as detailed information about the organization's projects and initiatives. First time visitors may wish to check out the section titled Diani's Primates, which offers an excellent introduction to Colobus monkeys and other species in the area.

-from The NSDL Scout Report for the Life Sciences

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Hottinger, H., Schlick-Steiner, B.C., and Steiner, F.M. 2003. The Alcon blue Maculinea alcon (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in eastern Austria: status and conservation measures. Ekol. Bratislava 22(2):107-118.

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Kingston, N., and Waldren, S. 2003. The plant communities and environmental gradients of Pitcairn Island: the significance of invasive species and the need for conservation management. Ann. Botany 92(1):31-40.

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Koenig, W.D. 2003. European starlings and their effect on native cavity-nesting birds. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1134-1140.

Komonen, A. 2003. Hotspots of insect diversity in boreal forests. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):976-981.

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Larkin, J.L., Maehr, D.S., Cox, J.J., Bolin, D.C., and Wichrowski, M.W. 2003. Demographic characteristics of a reintroduced elk population in Kentucky. J. Wildlife Manag. 67(3):467-476.

Le Clerc, V., Briard, M., Granger, J., and Delettre, J. 2003. Genebank biodiversity assessments regarding optimal sample size and seed harvesting techniques for the regeneration of carrot accessions. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2227-2236.

Le Maitre, S. 2002. Food and density limitations of the Seychelles magpie robin, Copsychus sechellarum, on Cousine Island. Ostrich 73(3-4):119-126.

Leme, E.M.C. 2003. Nominal extinction and the taxonomist's responsibility: the example of Bromeliaceae in Brazil. Taxon 52(2):299-302.

Lewison, R.L., Crowder, L.B., and Shaver, D.J. 2003. The impact of turtle excluder devices and fisheries closures on loggerhead and Kemp's ridley strandings in the western Gulf of Mexico. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1089-1097.

Lindley, S.T. 2003. Estimation of population growth and extinction parameters from noisy data. Ecol. Appl. 13(3):806-813.

Linke, S., and Norris, R. 2003. Biodiversity: bridging the gap between condition and conservation. Hydrobiologia 500(1-3):203-211.

Linklater, W.L. 2003. Science and management in a conservation crisis: a case study with rhinoceros. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):968-975.

Lips, K.R., Reeve, J.D., and Witters, L.R. 2003. Ecological traits predicting amphibian population declines in Central America. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1078-1088.

Liu, H., and Koptur, S. 2003. Breeding system and pollination of a narrowly endemic herb of the Lower Florida Keys: impacts of the urban-wildland interface. Am. J. Bot. 90(8):1180-1187.

Lott, M.S., Volin, J.C., Pemberton, R.W., and Austin, D.E. 2003. The reproductive biology of the invasive ferns Lygodium microphyllum and L. japonicum (Schizaeaceae): implications for invasive potential. Am. J. Bot. 90(8):1144-1152.

Lowry, P.P., and Smith, P.P. 2003. Closing the gulf between botanists and conservationists. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1175-1176.

Luck, G.W., Daily, G.C., and Ehrlich, P.R. 2003. Population diversity and ecosystem services. TREE 18(7):331-336.

Luiselli, L. 2003. Comparative abundance and population structure of sympatric Afrotropical tortoises in six rainforest areas: the differential effects of "traditional veneration" and of "subsistence hunting" by local people. Acta Oecol. 24(3):157-163.

Magin, C. 2003. Recent conservation developments in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Oryx 37(2):138-139.

Magin, C. 2003. Turkmenistan launches its country study and BSAP. Oryx 37(2):137-138.

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Martin, K.W., Leslie, D.M., Payton, M.E., Puckette, W.L., and Hensley, S.L. 2003. Internal cave gating for protection of colonies of the endangered gray bat (Myotis grisescens). Acta Chiropterol. 5(1):143-150.

McCarthy, M.A., Andelman, S.J., and Possingham, H.P. 2003. Reliability of relative predictions in population viability analysis. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):982-989.

McDaniel, C.N. 2003. Elephant in the room. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):954-955.

McDaniel, J. 2003. Spirituality and sustainability. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):947.

McNeely, J.A. 2003. Conserving forest biodiversity in times of violent conflict. Oryx 37(2):142-152.

Messinger, O., and Griswold, T. 2002. A pinnacle of bees. Fremontia 30(3-4):32-40.

Metcalfe-Smith, J.L., Di Maio, J., Staton, S.K., and De Solla, S.R. 2003. Status of the freshwater mussel communities of the Sydenham River, Ontario, Canada. Am. Midl. Nat. 150(1):37-50.

Meyer, J.Y., Florence, J., and Tchung, V. 2003. The endemic Psychotria (Rubiaceae) of Tahiti (French Polynesia) threatened by the invasive Miconia calvescens (Melastomataceae): status, distribution, ecology, phenology and conservation. Rev. Ecol.-Terre Vie 58(2):161-185.

Milner-Gulland, E.J., Bennett, E.L., and et al. 2003. Wild meat: the bigger picture. TREE 18(7):351-357.

Minguez, E., Oro, D., de Juana, E., and Martínez-Abraín, A. 2003. Mediterranean seabird conservation: what can we do? Sci. Mar. 67:3-6.

Moreno, J. 2003. Lifetime reproductive success in seabirds: interindividual differences and implications for conservation. Sci. Mar. 67:7-12.

Morrison, L.W., and Porter, S.D. 2003. Positive association between densities of the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), and generalized ant and arthropod diversity. Environ. Entomol. 32(3):548-554.

Moser, D.M., Gygax, A., Palese, R., and Baumler, B. 2003. 65th Swiss floristic notes (2002). Bot. Helvetica 113(1):81-103.

Mouriño, J., Arcos, F., Salvadores, R., Sandoval, A., and Vidal, C. 2003. Status of the Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) on the Galician coast (NW Iberian Peninsula). Sci. Mar. 67:135-142.

Naughton-Treves, L., Mena, J.L., Treves, A., Alvarez, N., and Radeloff, V.C. 2003. Wildlife survival beyond park boundaries: the impact of slash-and-burn agriculture and hunting on mammals in Tambopata, Peru. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1106-1117.

Negi, C.S., and Nautiyal, S. 2003. Indigenous peoples, biological diversity and protected area management - policy framework towards resolving conflicts. Int. J. Sust. Dev. World 10(2):169-179.

O'Connor, C., Marvier, M., and Kareiva, P. 2003. Biological vs. social, economic and political priority-setting in conservation. Ecol. Lett. 6(8):706-711.

Oldfield, S., and Dickson, B. 2003. Twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES. Oryx 37(2):136-137.

Oro, D. 2003. Managing seabird metapopulations in the Mediterranean: constraints and challenges. Sci. Mar. 67:13-22.

Orr, D.W. 2003. Diversity. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):948-951.

Pandey, S.K., and Shukla, R.P. 2003. Plant diversity in managed sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) forests of Gorakhpur, India: species composition, regeneration and conservation. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2295-2319.

Pardinas, U.F.J., D'Elia, G., and Cirignoli, S. 2003. The genus Akodon (Muroidea: Sigmodontinae) in Misiones, Argentina. Mamm. Biol. 68(3):129-143.

Parr, C.L., and Chown, S.L. 2003. Burning issues for conservation: a critique of faunal fire research in Southern Africa. Austral Ecol. 28(4):384-395.

Peery, C.A., Kavanagh, K.L., and Scott, J.M. 2003. Pacific salmon: setting ecologically defensible recovery goals. BioScience 53(7):622-623.

Peng, S.L., Yang, L.C., and Lu, H.F. 2003. Environmental effect of vegetation restoration on degraded ecosystem in low subtropical China. J. Environ. Sci-China 15(4):514-519.

Perkins, D.W., Vickery, P.D., and Shriver, W.G. 2003. Spatial dynamics of source-sink habitats: effects on rare grassland birds. J. Wildlife Manag. 67(3):588-599.

Petersen, C.E., Dave, D.G., Parker, C.L., and Petersen, R.E. 2002. Ant-plant relationships in a re-created tallgrass prairie. Great Lakes Entomol. 35(1):27-32.

Peterson, A.T., and Robins, C.R. 2003. Using ecological-niche modeling to predict barred owl invasions with implications for spotted owl conservation. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1161-1165.

Peterson, J.T., and Dunham, J. 2003. Combining inferences from models of capture efficiency, detectability, and suitable habitat to classify landscapes for conservation of threatened bull trout. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1070-1077.

Peterson, M.N., Grant, W.E., Lopez, R.R., and Silvy, N.J. 2003. Implications of fetal sex ratio hypotheses in endangered populations: simulated dynamics of Florida Key deer, Florida, USA. Ecol. Model. 165(2-3):209-220.

Petranka, J.W., Murray, S.S., and Kennedy, C.A. 2003. Responses of amphibians to restoration of a southern Appalachian wetland: perturbations confound post-restoration assessment. Wetlands 23(2):278-290.

Potvin, C., Cansari, R., Hutton, J., Caisamo, I., and Pacheco, B. 2003. Preparation for propagation: understanding germination of giwa (Astrocaryum standleyanum), wagara (Sabal mauritiiformis), and eba (Socratea exorrhiza) for future cultivation. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2161-2171.

Powell, R., and Henderson, R.W. 2003. The taxonomic and conservation status of giant Hispaniolan Clestus (Anguidae). Caribbean J. Sci. 39(2):237-240.

Prawiradilaga, D.M. 2003. Great ape conservation fund for orang-utan protection. Oryx 37(2):140-141.

Prawiradilaga, D.M. 2003. The Javan hawk-eagle in Gunung Halimun National Park. Oryx 37(2):141.

Prendergast, D.K., and Adams, W.M. 2003. Colonial wildlife conservation and the origins of the Society for the Preservation of the Wild Fauna of the Empire (1903-1914). Oryx 37(2):251-260.

Proctor, J. 2003. Vegetation and soil and plant chemistry on ultramafic rocks in the tropical Far East. Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 6(1-2):105-124.

Purse, B.V., Hopkins, G.W., Day, K.J., and Thompson, D.J. 2003. Dispersal characteristics and management of a rare damselfly. J. Appl. Ecol. 40(4):716-728.

Pykälä, J. 2003. Effects of restoration with cattle grazing on plant species composition and richness of semi-natural grasslands. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2211-2226.

Pyle, R.M. 2003. Nature matrix: reconnecting people and nature. Oryx 37(2):206-214.

Randi, E., Tabarroni, C., Rimondi, S., Lucchini, V., and Sfougaris, A. 2003. Phylogeography of the rock partridge (Alectoris graeca). Mol. Ecol. 12(8):2201-2214.

Ravit, B., Ehrenfeld, J.G., and Haggblom, M.M. 2003. A comparison of sediment microbial communities associated with Phragmites australis and Spartina alterniflora in two brackish wetlands of New Jersey. Estuaries 26(2B):465-474.

Reid, W.V., and Mace, G.M. 2003. Taking conservation biology to new levels in environmental decision-making. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):943-945.

Remeš, V. 2003. Effects of exotic habitat on nesting success, territory density, and settlement patterns in the blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla). Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1127-1133.

Rheindt, F.E. 2003. The impact of roads on birds: does song frequency play a role in determining susceptibility to noise pollution? J. Ornithol. 144(3):295-306.

Robert, A., Sarrazin, F.O., and Couvet, D. 2003. Variation among individuals, demographic stochasticity, and extinction: response to Kendall and Fox. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1166-1169.

Roberts, C.M. 2003. Our shifting perspectives on the oceans. Oryx 37(2):166-177.

Rodan, B.D., and Blundell, A.G. 2003. Can sustainable mahogany stem from CITES science? BioScience 53(7):619.

Roman, J., and Palumbi, S.R. 2003. Whales before whaling in the North Atlantic. Science 301(5632):508-510.

Romero, A. 2003. Death and taxes: the case of the depletion of pearl oyster beds in sixteenth-century Venezuela. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1013-1023.

Rood, S.B., Gourley, C.R., Ammon, E.M., Heki, L.G., Klotz, J.R., Morrison, M.L., Mosley, D., Scoppettone, G.G., Swanson, S., and Wagner, P.L. 2003. Flows for floodplain forests: a successful riparian restoration. BioScience 53(7):647-656.

Roques, A., Sun, J.H., Auger-Rozenberg, M.A., and Hua, O. 2003. Potential invasion of China by exotic insect pests associated with tree seeds. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2195-2210.

Rose, M. 2003. Centenary issue. Oryx 37(2):125-126.

Rosenzweig, M.L. 2003. Reconciliation ecology and the future of species diversity. Oryx 37(2):194-205.

Rubinoff, D. 2002. Endangered plants as guides for saving endemic insects in California. Fremontia 30(3-4):62-66.

Ruiz-Campos, G., Castro-Aguirre, J.L., Contreras-Balderas, S., Lozano-Vilano, M.D., González-Acosta, A.F., and Sánchez-Gonzáles, S. 2002. An annotated distributional checklist of the freshwater fish from Baja California Sur, México. Rev. Fish Biol. Fisher. 12(2):143-155.

Sanchez-De Leon, Y., Zou, X.M., Borges, S., and Ruan, H.H. 2003. Recovery of native earthworms in abandoned tropical pastures. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):999-1006.

Schlick-Steiner, B.C., Steiner, F.M., and Schödl, S. 2003. A case study to quantify the value of voucher specimens for invertebrate conservation: ant records in Lower Austria. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2321-2328.

Schmidt, K.A. 2003. Nest predation and population declines in Illinois songbirds: a case for mesopredator effects. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1141-1150.

Seabloom, E.W., Borer, E.T., Boucher, V.L., Burton, R.S., Cottingham, K.L., Goldwasser, L., Gram, W.K., Kendall, B.E., and Micheli, F. 2003. Competition, seed limitation, disturbance, and reestablishment of California native annual forbs. Ecol. Appl. 13(3):575-592.

Seneca, A. 2003. The genus Sphagnum L. in Portugal. Cryptogamie Bryol. 24(2):103-126.

Sergio, F. 2003. Relationship between laying dates of black kites Milvus migrans and spring temperatures in Italy: rapid response to climate change? J. Avian Biol. 34(2):144-149.

Shackell, N.L., and Frank, K.T. 2003. Marine fish diversity on the Scotian Shelf, Canada. Aquat. Conserv. 13(4):305-321.

Sheldon, S.P., and Creed, R.P. 2003. The effect of a native biological control agent for Eurasian watermilfoil on six North American watermilfoils. Aquat. Bot. 76(3):259-265.

Sheridan, P., and Hays, C. 2003. Are mangroves nursery habitat for transient fishes and decapods? Wetlands 23(2):449-458.

Simmons, R.E., and Allan, D.G. 2002. The Orange River avifauna: abundance, richness and comparisons. Ostrich 73(3-4):92-99.

Skowno, A.L., and Bond, W.J. 2003. Bird community composition in an actively managed savanna reserve, importance of vegetation structure and vegetation composition. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2279-2294.

Smith, A.P., and Murray, M. 2003. Habitat requirements of the squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) and associated possums and gliders on the New South Wales central coast. Wildlife Res. 30(3):291-301.

Smith, S.J., Lucas, Z., and Stobo, W.T. 2003. Estimate of the Ipswich sparrow population on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, in 1998, using a random-transect survey design. Can. J. Zool. 81(5):771-779.

St. Clair, C.C. 2003. Comparative permeability of roads, rivers, and meadows to songbirds in Banff National Park. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1151-1160.

Steffan-Dewenter, I. 2003. Importance of habitat area and landscape context for species richness of bees and wasps in fragmented orchard meadows. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1036-1044.

Steiner, A., Kimball, L.A., and Scanlon, J. 2003. Global governance for the environment and the role of multilateral environmental agreements in conservation. Oryx 37(2):227-237.

Stewart, R.R., Noyce, T., and Possingham, H.P. 2003. Opportunity cost of ad hoc marine reserve design decisions: an example from South Australia. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 253:25-38.

Summerville, K.S., Boulware, M.J., Veech, J.A., and Crist, T.O. 2003. Spatial variation in species diversity and composition of forest Lepidoptera in eastern deciduous forests of North America. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):1045-1057.

Taylor, P. 2003. Black rhino translocations into Malawi. Oryx 37(2):139.

ter Steege, H., Pitman, N., Sabatier, D., Castellanos, H., Van Der Hout, P., Daly, D.C., Silveira, M., Phillips, O., Vasquez, R., Van Andel, T., Duivenvoorden, J., De Oliveira, A.A., Ek, R., Lilwah, R., Thomas, R., Van Essen, J., Baider, C., Maas, P., Mori, S., Terborgh, J., Vargas, P.N., Mogollón, H., and Morawetz, W. 2003. A spatial model of tree α-diversity and tree density for the Amazon. Biodivers. Conserv. 12(11):2255-2277.

Tero, N., Aspi, J., Siikamäki, P., Jäkäläniemi, A., and Tuomi, J. 2003. Genetic structure and gene flow in a metapopulation of an endangered plant species, Silene tatarica. Mol. Ecol. 12(8):2073-2085.

Thomas, D.B., Eger, J.E., Jones, W., and Ortega-Leon, G. 2003. The African cluster bug, Agonoscelis puberula (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae), established in the New World. Fl. Entomol. 86(2):151-153.

Thompson, J.T., Van Buren, R., and Harper, K.T. 2003. Genetic analysis of the rare species Salix arizonica (Salicaceae) and associated willows in Arizona and Utah. West. N. Am. Naturalist 63(3):273-282.

Thorp, R.W., Schroeder, P.C., and Ferguson, C.S. 2002. Bumble bees: boisterous pollinators of native California flowers. Fremontia 30(3-4):26-31.

Varela-Romero, A., Ruiz-Campos, G., Yépiz-Velázquez, L.M., and Alaníz-García, J. 2002. Distribution, habitat and conservation status of desert pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius) in the Lower Colorado River Basin, Mexico. Rev. Fish Biol. Fisher. 12(2):157-165.

Vásquez, R., Ibisch, P.L., and Gerkmann, B. 2003. Diversity of Bolivian Orchidaceae - a challenge for taxonomic, floristic and conservation research. Org. Divers. Evol. 3(2):93-102.

Vellend, M. 2003. Habitat loss inhibits recovery of plant diversity as forests regrow. Ecology 84(5):1158-1164.

Vidal, E., Jouventin, P., and Frenot, Y. 2003. Contribution of alien and indigenous species to plant-community assemblages near penguin rookeries at Crozet archipelago. Polar Biol. 26(7):432-437.

Vila, M., Burriel, J.A., Pino, J., Chamizo, J., Llach, E., Porterias, M., and Vives, M. 2003. Association between Opuntia species invasion and changes in land-cover in the Mediterranean region. Global Change Biol. 9(8):1234-1239.

Villeneuve, N., and Brisson, J. 2003. Old-growth forests in the temperate deciduous zone of Quebec: identification and evaluation for conservation and research purposes. Forest Chron. 79(3):559-569.

Wanner, M., and Xylander, W.E.R. 2003. Transient fires useful for habitat-management do not affect soil microfauna (Testate amoebae) - a study on an active military training area in eastern Germany. Ecol. Eng. 20(2):113-119.

Weis, J.S., and Weis, P. 2003. Is the invasion of the common reed, Phragmites australis, into tidal marshes of the eastern US an ecological disaster? Mar. Pollut. Bull. 46(7):816-820.

West, J.M., and Salm, R.V. 2003. Resistance and resilience to coral bleaching: implications for coral reef conservation and management. Conserv. Biol. 17(4):956-967.

Wilson, P.J., Grewal, S., McFadden, T., Chambers, R.C., and White, B.N. 2003. Mitochondrial DNA extracted from eastern North American wolves killed in the 1800s is not of gray wolf origin. Can. J. Zool. 81(5):936-940.

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