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- Weil, Gilad; Levin, Noam
- Israel journal of ecology & evolution 2015 v.61 no.1 pp. 50-60
- agricultural land; algorithms; anthropogenic activities; case studies; conservation areas; ecosystems; habitats; land use; national planning; vertebrates; Israel
- ... Over the years, Israel's centralized national planning framework and the intense competition on the limited available land played a crucial factor in designing the spatial distribution of the protected areas in Israel. When examining the spatial properties of the protected areas, it was found that they do not adequately represent the variety of the ecosystems in Israel. According to the systematic ...
- Dai, Xin; Jiang, Lian-Yu; Wang, Ai-Qin; Wei, Wan-Hong; Yang, Sheng-Mei
- Israel journal of ecology & evolution 2015 v.61 no.1 pp. 21-27
- Bacillus (bacteria); Enterococcus; alpine meadows; animals; bacteria; cecum; cellulose; ecosystems; endo-1,4-beta-glucanase; feces; genes; herbaceous plants; herbivores; plateaus; polyphenols; ribosomal DNA; tannase; tannins; China
- ... Tannins, which are polyphenols present in various plants, have anti-nutritional activity; however, their negative effects are mitigated by the presence of tannin-degrading microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract of animals. This has never been investigated in the plateau zokor (Myospalax baileyi) – the predominant small herbivore in the alpine meadow ecosystem of Qinghai Province, China – whi ...