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- Ozella, L.; Cecchetti, M.; Pessani, D.
- The Italian journal of zoology 2016 v.83 no.4 pp. 589-599
- Calonectris diomedea; biomass; breeding; breeding season; cats; diet; ecosystems; feces; feral animals; introduced species; invasive species; islands; nests; planning; predators; rabbits; rats; seabirds; seasonal variation; spring; vocalization; Italy
- ... Feral cats (Felis catus) are considered to be one of main successful invasive species of island ecosystems. The introduced cats often negatively affect seabird populations due to the lack of anti-predatory strategies resulting from the absence of mammalian terrestrial predators during their evolutionary development. Linosa Island hosts the second largest colony of Scopoli’s shearwater (Calonectris ...
- Paganelli, D.; Caronni, S.; Marchini, A.; Gazzola, A.; Sconfietti, R.
- The Italian journal of zoology 2016 v.83 no.4 pp. 563-570
- Echinogammarus; Gammarus roeselii; adults; diet; freshwater ecosystems; habitats; immigration; indigenous species; juveniles; population dynamics; population structure; rivers; sympatry; watersheds; Italy
- ... Gammarids are one of the most successful invaders in freshwater ecosystems due to both their diet plasticity and high reproductive capability. The Balkanic amphipod, Gammarus roeselii Gervais, 1835, has colonised a small canal in the southern part of the sub-lacustrine Ticino River basin (Northern Italy), where it lives in sympatry and shares the same habitat with the native species Echinogammarus ...