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Luca Luiselli
Rivers State University of Science and Technology
314Publications
30H-index
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Abstract The study of animal communities is mainly concerned with how the groupings of species are distributed in nature and the ways in which the members of these communities assemble and interact with each other. Pianka suggested that animals partition environmental resources in three basic ways: temporally, spatially, and trophically. Such differences in activities separate the niches, reduce competition, and presumably allow the coexistence of a variety of species in the communities. The pre...
Abstract We present survey data on one of the rarest turtles in the world, the Nubian flapshell turtle, Cyclanorbis elegans, on the basis of data coming from structured interviews with Bari fisherm...
Abstract The presence of alien species can embody a form of disturbance for natural communities and the concomitant presence of alien species at different levels within the trophic chain may compromise ecosystem functionality. We studied the ecology of two species of snake (Natrix tessellata and N. natrix) in a system of five ponds with a high number of alien species at a Mediterranean area in central Italy. We evaluated the potential perturbations to ecological traits of snakes due to the prese...
#1T. Madsen (Deakin University)
#2Luca Luiselli (Rivers State University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 30
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#1M. Di VittorioH-Index: 1
#2M. Lo Valvo (University of Palermo)H-Index: 1
Last.S. CacopardiH-Index: 1
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Context Dietary analyses are essential to achieve a better understanding of animal ecology. In the case of endangered species, assessing dietary requirements is crucial to improve their management and conservation. The Bonelli’s eagle (Aquila fasciata) has experienced a severe decline throughout its breeding range in Europe and, in Italy, fewer than 50 pairs remain, and only in Sicily. This species is subject to major threats, including changes in landscape composition and, consequently, prey av...
#1Giovanni Amori (National Research Council)H-Index: 5
#2Giovanni Amori (National Research Council)
Last.Luca Luiselli (Rivers State University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 30
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#1Giuliano MilanaH-Index: 4
#2Corrado BattistiH-Index: 12
Last.Giovanni AmoriH-Index: 20
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Abstract A databank on the pellets of a widespread owl species (the Barn Owl, Tyto alba ) was used in order to evaluate the differences in taxonomical composition and community metrics of small mammals (Rodentia and Soricomorpha) along an altitude gradient in Italy. The databank consisted of data from 292 sites, with altitudes ranging between −6 and 1292 m a.s.l. GLM models showed that the number of Rodentia species decreased significantly with elevation gradient, but increased significantly in ...
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