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  • Davíðsdóttir, Brynja; Gunnarsson, Tomas Gretar; Halldórsson, Guðmundur; Sigurdsson, Bjarni D. (Agricultural University of Iceland, 2016)
    Degradation of ecosystems and introductions of invasive species pose a threat to global biodiversity. Ecosystem restoration and revegetation actions are important for amending habitat loss and for the protection of species of plants and animals. Iceland ...
  • Pardal, Sara; Drews, Anna; Alves, Jose; Ramos, Jaime A.; Westerdahl, Helena (Springer Nature, 2017-05-23)
    The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) encodes proteins that are central for antigen presentation and pathogen elimination. MHC class I (MHC-I) genes have attracted a great deal of interest among researchers in ecology and evolution and have been ...
  • Méndez, Verónica; Gill, Jennifer A.; Alves, Jose; Burton, Niall H. K.; Davies, Richard G. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017-09-20)
    Aim Population size changes can lead to changes in local abundance and/or site occupancy, depending on the processes influencing site use by individuals. Here, we quantify such changes for wintering waterbirds and assess their implications for widely ...
  • Katrínardóttir, Borgný; Alves, Jose; Sigurjónsdóttir, Hrefna; Hersteinsson, Páll; Gunnarsson, Tomas Gretar (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2015-07-10)
    Distinct preference of species for habitats is most often driven by long term differences in demographic rates between habitats. Estimating variation in those rates is key for developing successful conservation strategies. Stochastic events can interact ...
  • Bulla, Martin; Prüter, Hanna; Vitnerová, Hana; Tijsen, Wim; Sládeček, Martin; Alves, Jose; Gilg, Olivier; Kempenaers, Bart (Springer Nature, 2017-10-16)
    The relative investment of females and males into parental care might depend on the population’s adult sex-ratio. For example, all else being equal, males should be the more caring sex if the sex-ratio is male biased. Whether such outcomes are evolutionary ...
  • Viegas, Ivan; Araújo, Pedro M.; Rocha, Afonso D.; Villegas, Auxiliadora; Jones, John G.; Ramos, Jaime A.; Masero, José A.; Alves, Jose (The Company of Biologists, 2017-01-12)
    The migrant black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa) traditionally used natural wetlands in the Iberian Peninsula to prepare for migratory flights by feeding mainly in estuaries. In recent decades, this species has become increasingly dependent on rice ...
  • Johannesdottir, Lilja; Alves, Jose; Gill, Jennifer A.; Gunnarsson, Tomas Gretar (Resilience Alliance, Inc., 2017)
    Intensified agricultural practices have driven biodiversity loss throughout the world, and although many actions aimed at halting and reversing these declines have been developed, their effectiveness depends greatly on the willingness of stakeholders ...
  • Johannesdottir, Lilja; Alves, Jose; Gill, J. A.; Gunnarsson, Tomas Gretar (Wiley, 2017-12-21)
    Agriculture is one of the primary threats to biodiversity but agricultural land can also provide key resources for many species and, in some parts of the world, agricultural land supports important populations of species of conservation concern. In ...
  • Alves, Jose; Dias, Maria P.; Méndez, Verónica; Katrínardóttir, Borgný; Gunnarsson, Tomas Gretar (Springer Nature, 2016-11-30)
    Landbirds undertaking within-continent migrations have the possibility to stop en route, but most long-distance migrants must also undertake large non-stop sea crossings, the length of which can vary greatly. For shorebirds migrating from Iceland to ...