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No. 297
September 2009

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Two Extinct Bat Species Discovered in Museum Collections

The skull of a flying fox bat from the Smithsonian's mammal collections. (Photo by John Barrat)

The skull of a flying fox bat from the Smithsonian's mammal collections. (Photo by John Barrat)

In a recent paper published in American Museum Novitates, National Museum of Natural History scientists Kris Helgen, Lauren Helgen and Don Wilson describe two new species of flying foxes (giant fruit-eating bats of the genus Pteropus) from the Pacific archipelago of Samoa. One, Pteropus allenorum, a bat that probably weighed about half a pound, is known by a single specimen collected in 1856, stored at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. The other, P. coxi, which likely weighed well over a pound, was the largest known native terrestrial mammal of Polynesia, and is documented by two specimens collected by the U.S. Exploring Expedition in Samoa (1839-1841) and stored at the National Museum of Natural History.

Neither species has been definitively recorded in more than 150 years. It is likely that both are now extinct (two other species of flying fox still survive in the archipelago).

These unexpected discoveries in museum jars and cabinets compellingly demonstrate the outstanding and lasting value of museum collections both in cataloging global biodiversity and in documenting patterns of extinction. Further, these discoveries remind us of the ecological fragility of many oceanic islands and the role of conservation biology in documenting extinctions so that further species extinctions can be prevented.

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Roe, J.H., Brinton, A.C., and Georges, A. 2009. Temporal and spatial variation in landscape connectivity for a freshwater turtle in a temporally dynamic wetland system. Ecol. Appl. 19(5):1288-1299.

Roff, J.C. 2009. Conservation of marine biodiversity - how much is enough? Aquat. Conserv. 19(3):249-251.

Rogers, Z.S. 2009. A revision of Malagasy Gnidia (Thymelaeaceae, Thymelaeoideae). Ann. Mo. Bot. Garden 96(2):324-368.

Romani, M., Pecetti, L., Tosca, A., Della Marianna, G., Gusmeroli, F., Paoletti, R., and Piano, E. 2009. Evaluation of morphology and seed production of Alpine cat's tail [Phleum rhaeticum (Humph.) Rauschert] germplasm in view of its use for ecological restoration at high altitude. Restor. Ecol. 17(3):386-392.

Romanuk, T.N., Zhou, Y., Brose, U., Berlow, E.L., Williams, R.J., and Martinez, N.D. 2009. Predicting invasion success in complex ecological networks. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. London. [Biol.] 364(1524):1743-1754.

Russell, J.C., Mackay, J.W.B., and Abdelkrim, J. 2009. Insular pest control within a metapopulation context. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1404-1410.

Ryan, M.E., Johnson, J.R., and Fitzpatrick, B.M. 2009. Invasive hybrid tiger salamander genotypes impact native amphibians. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106(27):11166-11171.

Sage, R.B., Woodburn, M.I.A., Draycott, R.A.H., Hoodless, A.N., and Clarke, S. 2009. The flora and structure of farmland hedges and hedgebanks near to pheasant release pens compared with other hedges. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1362-1369.

Salifu, K.F., Jacobs, D.F., and Birge, Z.K.D. 2009. Nursery nitrogen loading improves field performance of bareroot oak seedlings planted on abandoned mine lands. Restor. Ecol. 17(3):339-349.

Sánchez-de León, Y., and Johnson-Maynard, J. 2009. Dominance of an invasive earthworm in native and non-native grassland ecosystems. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1393-1401.

Sandmeier, F.C., Tracy, C.R., duPré, S., and Hunter, K. 2009. Upper respiratory tract disease (URTD) as a threat to desert tortoise populations: a reevaluation. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1255-1268.

Sanz-Elorza, M., Mateo, R.G., and Bernardo, F. 2009. The historical role of agriculture and gardening in the introduction of alien plants in the western Mediterranean. Plant Ecol. 202(2):247-256.

Sarkar, S., Sánchez-Cordero, V., Londoño, M.C., and Fuller, T. 2009. Systematic conservation assessment for the Mesoamerica, Chocó, and Tropical Andes biodiversity hotspots: a preliminary analysis. Biodivers. Conserv. 18(7):1793-1828.

Sastre, N., Francino, O., Lampreave, G., Bologov, V.V., López-Martín, J.M., Sánchez, A., and Ramírez, O. 2009. Sex identification of wolf (Canis lupus) using non-invasive samples. Conserv. Genet. 10(3):555-558.

Scarano, F.R. 2009. Plant communities at the periphery of the Atlantic rain forest: rare-species bias and its risks for conservation. Biol. Conserv. 142(6):1201-1208.

Schabetsberger, R., Luger, M.S., Drozdowski, G., and Jagsch, A. 2009. Only the small survive: monitoring long-term changes in the zooplankton community of an Alpine lake after fish introduction. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1335-1345.

Schloegel, L.M., Picco, A.M., Kilpatrick, A.M., Davies, A.J., Hyatt, A.D., and Daszak, P. 2009. Magnitude of the US trade in amphibians and presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and ranavirus infection in imported North American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana). Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1420-1426.

Schlosser, J.A., Dubach, J.M., Garner, T.W.J., Araya, B., Bernal, M., Simeone, A., Smith, K.A., and Wallace, R.S. 2009. Evidence for gene flow differs from observed dispersal patterns in the Humboldt penguin, Spheniscus humboldti. Conserv. Genet. 10(4):839-849.

Schooler, S.S., McEvoy, P.B., Hammond, P., and Coombs, E.M. 2009. Negative per capita effects of two invasive plants, Lythrum salicaria and Phalaris arundinacea, on the moth diversity of wetland communities. Bull. Entomol. Res. 99(3):229-243.

Schultz, C.B., Dzurisin, J.D., and Russell, C. 2009. Captive rearing of Puget blue butterflies (Icaricia icarioides blackmorei) and implications for conservation. J. Insect Conserv. 13(3):309-315.

Schüttler, E., Klenke, R., McGehee, S., Rozzi, R., and Jax, K. 2009. Vulnerability of ground-nesting waterbirds to predation by invasive American mink in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, Chile. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1450-1460.

Schwindt, E., Bortolus, A., Idaszkin, Y.L., Savoya, V., and Méndez, M.M. 2009. Salt marsh colonization by a rocky shore invader: Balanus glandula Darwin (1854) spreads along the Patagonian coast. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1259-1265.

Segelbacher, G., and Höglund, J. 2009. Ecological genomics and conservation: where do we stand? Genetica 136(3):387-390.

Sethi, P., and Howe, H.F. 2009. Recruitment of hornbill-dispersed trees in hunted and logged forests of the Indian Eastern Himalaya. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):710-718.

Settele, J., and Kühn, E. 2009. Insect conservation. Science 325(5936):41-42.

Sharma, R., Stuckas, H., Bhaskar, R., Rajput, S., Khan, I., Goyal, S.P., and Tiedemann, R. 2009. mtDNA indicates profound population structure in Indian tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). Conserv. Genet. 10(4):909-914.

Sharma, S., Jackson, D.A., and Minns, C.K. 2009. Quantifying the potential effects of climate change and the invasion of smallmouth bass on native lake trout populations across Canadian lakes. Ecography 32(3):517-525.

Shinen, J.S., and Morgan, S.G. 2009. Mechanisms of invasion resistance: competition among intertidal mussels promotes establishment of invasive species and displacement of native species. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 383:187-197.

Shokri, M.R., Gladstone, W., and Jelbart, J. 2009. The effectiveness of seahorses and pipefish (Pisces: Syngnathidae) as a flagship group to evaluate the conservation value of estuarine seagrass beds. Aquat. Conserv. 19(5):588-595.

Shustack, D.P., Rodewald, A.D., and Waite, T.A. 2009. Springtime in the city: exotic shrubs promote earlier greenup in urban forests. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1357-1371.

Sigala-Rodriguez, J.J., and Greene, H.W. 2009. Landscape change and conservation priorities: Mexican herpetofaunal perspectives at local and regional scales. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 80(1):231-240.

Sitas, N., Baillie, J.E.M., and Isaac, N.J.B. 2009. What are we saving? Developing a standardized approach for conservation action. Anim. Conserv. 12(3):231-237.

Snow, N. 2009. Kanakomyrtus (Myrtaceae): a new endemic genus from New Caledonia with linear stigma lobes and baccate fruits. Syst. Bot. 34(2):330-344.

Sobek, S., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Scherber, C., and Tscharntke, T. 2009. Spatiotemporal changes of beetle communities across a tree diversity gradient. Divers. Distrib. 15(4):660-670.

Soland-Reckeweg, G., Heckel, G., Neumann, P., Fluri, P., and Excoffier, L. 2009. Gene flow in admixed populations and implications for the conservation of the Western honeybee, Apis mellifera. J. Insect Conserv. 13(3):317-328.

Solorzano, S., Garcia-Juarez, M., and Oyama, K. 2009. Genetic diversity and conservation of the Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno in Mesoamerica. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 80(1):241-248.

Sopsop, L.B., and Buot, I.E. 2009. The endangered plants of Palawan Island, Philippines. Asia Life Sci. 18(2):251-279.

Spitzer, L., Benes, J., Dandova, J., Jaskova, V., and Konvicka, M. 2009. The Large Blue butterfly, Phengaris [Maculinea] arion, as a conservation umbrella on a landscape scale: the case of the Czech Carpathians. Ecol. Indic. 9(6):1056-1063.

Spottiswoode, C.N., Wondafrash, M., Gabremichael, M.N., Abebe, Y.D., Mwangi, M.A.K., Collar, N.J., and Dolman, P.M. 2009. Rangeland degradation is poised to cause Africa's first recorded avian extinction. Anim. Conserv. 12(3):249-257.

Stanton, D.W.G., Hobbs, G.I., Chadwick, E.A., Slater, F.M., and Bruford, M.W. 2009. Mitochondrial genetic diversity and structure of the European otter (Lutra lutra) in Britain. Conserv. Genet. 10(3):733-737.

Stokes, V.L., Banks, P.B., Pech, R.P., and Williams, R.L. 2009. Invasion by Rattus rattus into native coastal forests of south-eastern Australia: are native small mammals at risk? Austral Ecol. 34(4):395-408.

Storfer, A., Eastman, J.M., and Spear, S.F. 2009. Modern molecular methods for amphibian conservation. BioScience 59(7):559-571.

Stout, J.C., and Morales, C.L. 2009. Ecological impacts of invasive alien species on bees. Apidologie 40(3):388-409.

Straube, D., Johnson, E.A., Parkinson, D., Scheu, S., and Eisenhauer, N. 2009. Nonlinearity of effects of invasive ecosystem engineers on abiotic soil properties and soil biota. Oikos 118(6):885-896.

Stromberg, J.C., Rychener, T.J., and Dixon, M.D. 2009. Return of fire to a free-flowing desert river: effects on vegetation. Restor. Ecol. 17(3):327-338.

Suárez-García, C., de Paz, J.P., Febles, R., and Caujapé-Castells, J. 2009. Genetic diversity and floral dimorphism in Limonium dendroides (Plumbaginaceae), a woody Canarian species on the way of extinction. Plant Syst. Evol. 280(1-2):105-117.

Suarez-Rubio, M., and Thomlinson, J.R. 2009. Landscape and patch-level factors influence bird communities in an urbanized tropical island. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1311-1321.

Subalusky, A.L., Fitzgerald, L.A., and Smith, L.L. 2009. Ontogenetic niche shifts in the American Alligator establish functional connectivity between aquatic systems. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1507-1514.

Sugiura, S., Yamaura, Y., Tsuru, T., Goto, H., Hasegawa, M., Makihara, H., and Makino, S. 2009. Beetle responses to artificial gaps in an oceanic island forest: implications for invasive tree management to conserve endemic species diversity. Biodivers. Conserv. 18(8):2101-2118.

Sutherland, W.J., Adams, W.M., Aronson, R.B., Aveling, R., Blackburn, T.M., Broad, S., Ceballos, G., Côté, I.M., Cowling, R.M., Da Fonseca, G.A.B., Dinerstein, E., Ferraro, P.J., Fleishman, E., Gascon, C., Hunter, M., Hutton, J., Kareiva, P., Kuria, A., MacDonald, D.W., MacKinnon, K., Madgwick, F.J., Mascia, M.B., McNeely, J., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Moon, S., Morley, C.G., Nelson, S., Osborn, D., Pai, M., Parsons, E.C.M., Peck, L.S., Possingham, H., Prior, S.V., Pullin, A.S., Rands, M.R.W., Ranganathan, J., Redford, K.H., Rodriguez, J.P., Seymour, F., Sobel, J., Sodhi, N.S., Stott, A., Vance-Borland, K., and Watkinson, A.R. 2009. One hundred questions of importance to the conservation of global biological diversity. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):557-567.

Sutherst, R.W., and Bourne, A.S. 2009. Modelling non-equilibrium distributions of invasive species: a tale of two modelling paradigms. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1231-1237.

Svancara, L.K., Scott, J.M., Loveland, T.R., and Pidgorna, A.B. 2009. Assessing the landscape context and conversion risk of protected areas using satellite data products. Remote Sens. Environ. 113(7):1357-1369.

Syphard, A.D., Radeloff, V.C., Hawbaker, T.J., and Stewart, S.I. 2009. Conservation threats due to human-caused increases in fire frequency in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):758-769.

Tam, T.W., and Ang, P.O. 2009. Structures, dynamics and stability of reef fish assemblages in non-reefal coral communities in Hong Kong, China. Aquat. Conserv. 19(3):301-321.

Tapia, L., Domínguez, J., and Rodríguez, L. 2009. Using probability of occurrence to assess potential interaction between wind farms and a residual population of golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos in NW Spain. Biodivers. Conserv. 18(8):2033-2041.

Tellería, J.L. 2009. Potential impacts of wind farms on migratory birds crossing Spain. Bird Conserv. Int. 19(2):131-136.

Tellería, J.L. 2009. Wind power plants and the conservation of birds and bats in Spain: a geographical assessment. Biodivers. Conserv. 18(7):1781-1791.

Thieltges, D.W., Reise, K., Prinz, K., and Jensen, K.T. 2009. Invaders interfere with native parasite-host interactions. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1421-1429.

Thomas, E. 2009. New light on the floristic composition and diversity of indigenous territory and national park Isiboro-Sécure, Bolivia. Biodivers. Conserv. 18(7):1847-1878.

Thomas, J.A., Simcox, D.J., and Clarke, R.T. 2009. Successful conservation of a threatened Maculinea butterfly. Science 325(5936):80-83.

Thomson, J.R., Moilanen, A.J., Vesk, P.A., Bennett, A.F., and Mac Nally, R. 2009. Where and when to revegetate: a quantitative method for scheduling landscape reconstruction. Ecol. Appl. 19(4):817-828.

Thorpe, A.S., Thelen, G.C., Diaconu, A., and Callaway, R.M. 2009. Root exudate is allelopathic in invaded community but not in native community: field evidence for the novel weapons hypothesis. J. Ecology 97(4):641-645.

Tlig-Zouari, S., Rabaoui, L., Irathni, I., and Ben Hassine, O.K. 2009. Distribution, habitat and population densities of the invasive species Pinctada radiatia (Molluca: Bivalvia) along the Northern and Eastern coasts of Tunisia. Cah. Biol. Mar. 50(2):131-142.

Treier, U.A., Broennimann, O., Normand, S., Guisan, A., Schaffner, U., Steinger, T., and Müller-Schärer, H. 2009. Shift in cytotype frequency and niche space in the invasive plant Centaurea maculosa. Ecology 90(5):1366-1377.

Tsiftsis, S., Tsiripidis, I., and Karagiannakidou, V. 2009. Identifying areas of high importance for orchid conservation in east Macedonia (NE Greece). Biodivers. Conserv. 18(7):1765-1780.

Tsuda, Y., Kimura, M., Kato, S., Katsuki, T., Mukai, Y., and Tsumura, Y. 2009. Genetic structure of Cerasus jamasakura, a Japanese flowering cherry, revealed by nuclear SSRs: implications for conservation. J. Plant Res. 122(4):367-375.

Turlure, C., Van Dyck, H., Schtickzelle, N., and Baguette, M. 2009. Resource-based habitat definition, niche overlap and conservation of two sympatric glacial relict butterflies. Oikos 118(6):950-960.

Uehara-Prado, M., Fernandes, J.D., Bello, A.D., Machado, G., Santos, A.J., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., and Freitas, A.V.L. 2009. Selecting terrestrial arthropods as indicators of small-scale disturbance: a first approach in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Biol. Conserv. 142(6):1220-1228.

Uhrin, A.V., Hall, M.O., Merello, M.F., and Fonseca, M.S. 2009. Survival and expansion of mechanically transplanted seagrass sods. Restor. Ecol. 17(3):359-368.

Urgenson, L.S., Reichard, S.H., and Halpern, C.B. 2009. Community and ecosystem consequences of giant knotweed (Polygonum sachalinense) invasion into riparian forests of western Washington, USA. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1536-1541.

Usio, N., Kamiyama, R., Saji, A., and Takamura, N. 2009. Size-dependent impacts of invasive alien crayfish on a littoral marsh community. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1480-1490.

Valdecantos, A., Baeza, M.J., and Vallejo, V.R. 2009. Vegetation management for promoting ecosystem resilience in fire-prone Mediterranean shrublands. Restor. Ecol. 17(3):414-421.

Valverde, P.L., Zavala-Hurtado, J.A., Jimenez-Sierra, C., Rendon-Aguilar, B., Cornejo-Romero, A., Rivas-Arancibia, S., Lopez-Ortega, G., and Perez-Hernandez, M.A. 2009. Assessment of extinction risk of Mammillaria pectinifera, an endemic cactus of the Tehuacan-Cuicatlan region. Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 80(1):219-230.

Van Aarde, R.J., and Ferreira, S.M. 2009. Elephant populations and CITES trade resolutions. Environ. Conserv. 36(1):8-10.

Vance-Borland, K., Burnett, K., and Clarke, S. 2009. Influence of mapping resolution on assessments of stream and streamside conditions: lessons from coastal Oregon, USA. Aquat. Conserv. 19(3):252-263.

Vandergast, A.G., Lewallen, E.A., Deas, J., Bohonak, A.J., Weissman, D.B., and Fisher, R.N. 2009. Loss of genetic connectivity and diversity in urban microreserves in a southern California endemic Jerusalem cricket (Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae: Stenopelmatus n. sp. "santa monica"). J. Insect Conserv. 13(3):329-345.

Vanhellemont, M., Verheyen, K., De Keersmaeker, L., Vandekerkhove, K., and Hermy, M. 2009. Does Prunus serotina act as an aggressive invader in areas with a low propagule pressure? Biol. Invasions 11(6):1451-1462.

Vazquez, L.B., and Valenzuela-Galvan, D. 2009. How well represented are Mexican mammals in the natural protected area network? Rev. Mex. Biodivers. 80(1):249-258.

Vázquez-Luis, M., Guerra-García, J.M., Sanchez-Jerez, P., and Bayle-Sempere, J.T. 2009. Caprellid assemblages (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in shallow waters invaded by Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea from southeastern Spain. Helgoland Mar. Res. 63(2):107-117.

Vellak, A., Tuvi, E.L., Reier, Ü., Kalamees, R., Roosaluste, E., Zobel, M., and Pärtel, M. 2009. Past and present effectiveness of protected areas for conservation of naturally and anthropogenically rare plant species. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):750-757.

Venarsky, M.P., Anderson, F.E., and Wilhelm, F.M. 2009. Population genetic study of the U.S. federally listed Illinois cave amphipod, Gammarus acherondytes. Conserv. Genet. 10(4):915-921.

Vermeij, M.J.A., Smith, T.B., Dailer, M.L., and Smith, C.M. 2009. Release from native herbivores facilitates the persistence of invasive marine algae: a biogeographical comparison of the relative contribution of nutrients and herbivory to invasion success. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1463-1474.

Vieira, M.V., Olifiers, N., Delciellos, A.C., Antunes, V.Z., Bernardo, L.R., Grelle, C.E.V., and Cerqueira, R. 2009. Land use vs. fragment size and isolation as determinants of small mammal composition and richness in Atlantic Forest remnants. Biol. Conserv. 142(6):1191-1200.

Vieites, D.R., Wollenberg, K.C., Andreone, F., Köhler, J., Glaw, F., and Vences, M. 2009. Vast underestimation of Madagascar's biodiversity evidenced by an integrative amphibian inventory. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106(20):8267-8272.

Visconti, P., and Elkin, C. 2009. Using connectivity metrics in conservation planning - when does habitat quality matter? Divers. Distrib. 15(4):602-612.

Walker, E., Byrne, M., Macdonald, B., Nicolle, D., and McComb, J. 2009. Clonality and hybrid origin of the rare Eucalyptus bennettiae (Myrtaceae) in Western Australia. Aust. J. Bot. 57(3):180-188.

Walker, R., Moore, N.J., Arima, E., Perz, S., Simmons, C., Caldas, M., Vergara, D., and Bohrer, C. 2009. Protecting the Amazon with protected areas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 106(26):10582-10586.

Wallach, A.D., and O'Neill, A.J. 2009. Artificial water points: hotspots of extinction or biodiversity? Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1253-1254.

Ward-Fear, G., Brown, G.P., Greenlees, M.J., and Shine, R. 2009. Maladaptive traits in invasive species: in Australia, cane toads are more vulnerable to predatory ants than are native frogs. Funct. Ecol. 23(3):559-568.

Watson, J.T., Essington, T.E., Lennert-Cody, C.E., and Hall, M.A. 2009. Trade-offs in the design of fishery closures: management of silky shark bycatch in the eastern Pacific Ocean tuna fishery. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):626-635.

Watts, C., and Thornburrow, D. 2009. Where have all the weta gone? Results after two decades of transferring a threatened New Zealand giant weta, Deinacrida mahoenui. J. Insect Conserv. 13(3):287-295.

Whitehurst, A.S., Sexton, J.O., and Dollar, L. 2009. Land cover change in western Madagascar's dry deciduous forests: a comparison of forest changes in and around Kirindy Mite National Park. Oryx 43(2):275-283.

Wiens, J., Sutter, R., Anderson, M., Blanchard, J., Barnett, A., Aguilar-Amuchastegui, N., Avery, C., and Laine, S. 2009. Selecting and conserving lands for biodiversity: the role of remote sensing. Remote Sens. Environ. 113(7):1370-1381.

Wilcox, C., and Donlan, C.J. 2009. Need for a clear and fair evaluation of biodiversity offsets for fisheries bycatch. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):770-772.

Williams, A.J., Petersen, S.L., Goren, M., and Watkins, B.P. 2009. Sightings of killer whales Orcinus orca from longline vessels in South African waters, and consideration of the regional conservation status. Afr. J. Mar. Sci. 31(1):81-86.

Williams, P.H., and Osborne, J.L. 2009. Bumblebee vulnerability and conservation world-wide. Apidologie 40(3):367-387.

Williams, R., and Thomas, L. 2009. Cost-effective abundance estimation of rare animals: testing performance of small-boat surveys for killer whales in British Columbia. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1542-1547.

Wilson, J.S., Messinger, O.J., and Griswold, T. 2009. Variation between bee communities on a sand dune complex in the Great Basin Desert, North America: implications for sand dune conservation. J. Arid Environ. 73(6-7):666-671.

Xu, J.C., Grumbine, R.E., Shrestha, A., Eriksson, M., Yang, X.F., Wang, Y., and Wilkes, A. 2009. The melting Himalayas: cascading effects of climate change on water, biodiversity, and livelihoods. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):520-530.

Yang, C.C.S., Shoemaker, D.D., Wu, J.C., Lin, Y.K., Lin, C.C., Wu, W.J., and Shih, C.J. 2009. Successful establishment of the invasive fire ant Solenopsis invicta in Taiwan: insights into interactions of alternate social forms. Divers. Distrib. 15(4):709-719.

Yatskievych, G., and Jiménez, J.L.C. 2009. A new genus of holoparasitic Orobanchaceae from Mexico. Novon 19(2):266-276.

Yonekura, R., Yamanaka, H., Ushimaru, A., Matsui, K., Uchii, K., and Maruyama, A. 2009. Allochthonous prey subsidies provide an asymmetric growth benefit to invasive bluegills over native cyprinids under the competitive conditions in a pond. Biol. Invasions 11(6):1347-1355.

Zaborsky, J.G. 2009. Hildegardia dauphinensis (Malvaceae, Sterculioideae): a new species from southeastern Madagascar. Adansonia 31(1):143-148.

Zavalaga, C.B., Hardesty, J., Mori, G.P., Chávez-Villavicencio, C., and Tello, A. 2009. Current status of Peruvian Terns Sternula lorata in Perú: threats, conservation and research priorities. Bird Conserv. Int. 19(2):175-186.

Zayed, A. 2009. Bee genetics and conservation. Apidologie 40(3):237-262.

Zhang, L.B., Zhu, G.J., Jones, G., and Zhang, S.Y. 2009. Conservation of bats in China: problems and recommendations. Oryx 43(2):179-182.

Zhang, X.M., Gao, L.M., Moller, M., and Li, D.Z. 2009. Molecular evidence for fragmentation among populations of Taxus wallichiana var. mairei, a highly endangered conifer in China. Can. J. Forest Res. 39(4):755-764.

Zhao, X.F., and Sun, W.B. 2009. Abnormalities in sexual development and pollinator limitation in Michelia coriacea (Magnoliaceae), a critically endangered endemic to Southeast Yunnan, China. Flora 204(6):463-470.

Zharikov, Y., and Milton, D.A. 2009. Valuing coastal habitats: predicting high-tide roosts of non-breeding migratory shorebirds from landscape composition. Emu 109(2):107-120.

Žydelis, R., Bellebaum, J., Österblom, H., Vetemaa, M., Schirmeister, B., Stipniece, A., Dagys, M., van Eerden, M., and Garthe, S. 2009. Bycatch in gillnet fisheries - an overlooked threat to waterbird populations. Biol. Conserv. 142(7):1269-1281.

Žydelis, R., Wallace, B.P., Gilman, E.L., and Werner, T.B. 2009. Conservation of marine megafauna through minimization of fisheries bycatch. Conserv. Biol. 23(3):608-616.

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