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- Dong, Caroline M., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Conservation genetics 2016 v.17 no.1 pp. 207-220
- Pelodiscus sinensis; biodiversity; ecosystems; environmental impact; genes; genetic variation; introduced species; islands; issues and policy; natural history; predators; ribosomal RNA; taxonomic revisions; turtles; Kauai; Oahu
- ... Non-native species have the potential to induce large-scale ecological changes that threaten native ecosystem biodiversity, particularly on islands. However, aside from the most conspicuous invasive taxa, the majority of non-natives receive relatively little scientific attention making it difficult to predict the severity of their impact. In addition to ecological and natural history data, genetic ...
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- Herpetologica 2014 v.70 no.4 pp. 388-394
- Chrysemys picta; adults; air; biomass; ice; laboratory experimentation; latitude; overwintering; oxygen; ponds; snow; temperature; trapping; turtles; winter
- ... Western Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) are the most anoxia-tolerant tetrapods known, capable of surviving anaerobically at 3°C for nearly 5 mo. In the northernmost latitudes of their range, adult painted turtles can experience winters lasting 6–7 mo. During this time, the pond surface is covered with ice and snow, denying the turtles access to air and trapping them in water that can beco ...