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Now available on Fast Track: Egg size and shape variation in Rufous Bush Chats (Cercotrichas galactotes) breeding in date palm plantations: hatching success increases with egg elongation

Posted on 23. April, 2018.

In oviparous taxa such as birds, clutch characteristics (e.g. egg size, egg mass and the number of eggs) can be considered as energetic investment in reproduction. In this paper, we study variation in the principal component indices of egg size and shape in Rufous Bush Chats (Cercotrichas galactotes) breeding in date palm plantations in the Al Amri Oasis, north Algeria, in 2008–2009 and 2011–2013.

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Posted on 27. April, 2015.


Smolenice, Slovakia

May 31 – June 5, 2015

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Endangered Avian Species Captive Propagation: An Overview of Functions and Techniques - Free Article

Posted on 24. April, 2015.

Birds species, like plants and other animals are facing an unprecedented decline. About 11% of bird species are threatened with extinction. Captive breeding as a conservation tool can be used as a substitute for wild populations in research and education, to provide demographic and genetic reservoirs for reinforcing or founding wild populations, and as a last resort for species that have no immediate opportunity for survival in nature.

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Humans and uniqueness

Posted on 24. April, 2015.

A defining force in the shaping of human identity is a person’s need to feel special and different from others. Psychologists term this motivation Need for Uniqueness (NfU). 

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Do wild Red-legged Partridges (Alectoris rufa) use feeders? An investigation of their feeding patterns using camera trapping

Posted on 23. April, 2015.

The Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) is a native gamebird of the Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy and after successful introductions is also present in the UK. In the last decades, a general decline in wild populations has been reported, mainly attributed to loss of habitat, high hunting pressure and absence of proper game management.

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Cleavage of carbofuran and carbofuranderivatives in micellar aggregates

Posted on 22. April, 2015.

Historically, based on carbamic acid, a large family of carbamate pesticides have been developed, and are also widely employed as insecticides. In 1988, Goto et al. reported the first synthesis of carbofuran, and also described the biological activity of various amino sulfenyl derivatives of methylcarbamate. Later, the synthesis of several procarbofurans was reported by Gaset et al. These derivatives present a substitution in the nitrogen proton by different organic groups.

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Contents: Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism, Volume 40, No.2, 2015

Posted on 21. April, 2015.

Progress in Reaction Kinetics and Mechanism presents results from the fields of kinetics and mechanisms of chemical processes in the gas phase and solution of both simple and complex systems.

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Mechanistic and electrochemical investigation of catechol oxidation in the presence of thioacetamide: application for voltammetric determination of thioacetamide in aqueous media

Posted on 1. April, 2015.

Organic sulfur compounds are commonly found in wastewater and sediments and are environmentally significant due to their hideous odour. Sulfur containing organic compounds such as thioacetamide CH3CSNH2 (TAM) have many industrial and non-industrial applications.

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The aromatisation of terpenes and steroids by dehydrogenation

Posted on 31. March, 2015.

A free review article by Professor James R.Hanson

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