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Landscape, sustainability and the socioeconomy in the coastal urdaibai biosphere reserve, Northern Spain – JBES

Carla Ximena Salinas, Miren Onaindia, Jon Mendieta Department of Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management, University of Chile Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of the Basque Country, Spain Association for Renewable Natural Resources (ARNATUR), Spain Key words: Sustainability, Biosphere reserves, Ecosystem services, Coastal zones, Territorial planning Abstract The main objective of this study […]

Taxonomic diversity and distribution of mites (Acari: Acariformes and Parasitiformes) in nests of the semi-collared flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata ) – JBES

Rositsa Davidova, Viktor Vasilev, Maria Boycheva, Ailjan Dzhevat Department of Agricultural Sciences and Plant Protection, University of Shumen, Shumen, Bulgaria Department of Biology, University of Shumen, Shumen, Bulgaria Key words: Bird, Nest-box, Astigmata, Prostigmata, Mesostigmata Abstract The mite fauna inhabiting nests of various birds in Bulgaria and the world as a whole not yet been […]

Hospital wastes management at different Government and Private hospitals of Quetta city in Balochistan, Pakistan – JBES

Ruqqia Alam, Asim Iqbal, Kashif Kamran, Saima Iram, Saeed Ahmed Essote, Sana Arif, Nosheen Rafique, Hameedullah Kakar, Umbreen Shaheen, Shabana Wali Muhammad Department of Zoology, University of Balochistan, Quetta, Pakistan Bolan Medical Hospital, Quetta, Pakistan Department of Zoology, Sardar Bahdur Khan Womens University, Quetta, Pakistan Key words: Hospital waste, dumping site, incinerator, contagious disease. Abstract […]

Description of a new species of genus Dolichophis Gitstel from the upper Mesopotamian Plain-Iraq (Reptilia–Serpentes- Colubridae) – JBES

Saman R. Afrasiab, Mohammad K. Mohammad, Amer M. Hussein Iraq Natural History Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq Key words: Dolichophis mesopotamicus, Whip snake, Iraq, Colubridae, Serpentes. Abstract The Whip snakes of the genus Dolechophis in Iraq are distributed in various habitats. Two species of jagularis species group was known in Iraq. Depending on great […]

Mandibular shape variation among different size classes of the ant Camponotus sp.(Hymenoptera: Formicidae) – JBES

Nur-Aynie B. Bacaraman, Mark Anthony J. Torres Department of Biological Sciences, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Tibanga, Philippines Key words: Camponotus sp., Allometry, Geometric Morphometrics, Shape. Abstract This study was conducted to determine shape differences in the mandibles of different size classes of the ant Camponotus sp.. To do this, landmarks taken from digital […]

Species richness and spatial diversity of spiders among fodder crops – JBES

Muhammad Arshad Rana, Munaza Shabnam, Naureen Rana, Tayyba Sultana, Salma Sultana, Sobia Kanwal, Marriam Batool Department of Zoology, Govt. Postgraduate College Okara, Pakistan Department of Biology, Govt. Postgraduate College for (w) Sahiwal, Pakistan Department of Zoology, Wildlife and Fisheries, UAF, Pakistan Department of Zoology, Govt. College University Faisalabad, Pakistan Key words: Spatial, Transect, Pitfall, Humidity, […]

The Current State of Riparian Vegetation: The Dabbis River of Ambo Woreda, West Shoa Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia – JBES

Diriba Oljira Gemeda, Habtamu Ashagre, M.I. Zuberi Department of Biology, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia Key words: Riparian vegetation, River, Habitat degradation, Vegetation cover, Ethiopia. Abstract The status of riparian vegetation along the Dabbis River of West Shoa, Ethiopia was assessed in selected plots by examining vegetation types, vegetation change, soil cover, soil quality and water […]

Fluctuating asymmetry as an indicator of ecological stress and developmental instability of Neurothemis ramburii (Odonata: Libellulidae) in Iligan City, Philippines – JBES

Michelle M. Barbon, Jazzie D’Zeim Arreza, Sharon Rose M. Tabugo Department of Biological Sciences, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines Key words: Asymmetry, Neurothemis ramburii, Odonata, Procrustes ANOVA, SAGE. Abstract Odonata species are often used for biomonitoring purposes are often influenced by environmental instability in diverse ways. The degree of developmental stability of individuals […]

Tree species composition, richness and diversity of the Mount Matutum protected landscape (MMPL), Philippines – JBES

Christine Dawn G. Obemio, Marigold C. Tumamac, Leopoldo L. Remollo, Paolo M. Tagaloguin, Maximo C. Aljibe, Proserpina G. Roxas4, Edna P. Oconer Department of Science, Mindanao State University – General Santos City Campus, Philippines College of Forestry, Mindanao State University – Maguindanao Campus, Philippines Sultan Kudarat State University-Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Philippines Mindanao State University – […]

Biodiversity of lebak deling swamp in Pampangan, Ogan Komering Ilir Regency, South Sumatera Province, Indonesia – JBES

Dina Muthmainnah, Zulkifli Dahlan Research Institute for Inland Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Science, University of Sriwijaya, Indralaya, South Sumatra, Indonesia Key words: Biodiversity, Ecological characters, Lebak Deling Swamp, South Sumatra. Abstract Investigation on biodiversity of Lebak Deling swamp in Pampangan, Ogan […]