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Collecting eco-evolutionary data in the dark: Impediments to subterranean research and how to overcome them

Abstract:

1. Caves and other subterranean habitats fulfill the requirements of experimental model systems to address general questions in ecology and evolution. Yet, the harsh working conditions of these environments and the uniqueness of the subterranean organisms have challenged most attempts to pursuit standardized research.

2. Two main obstacles have synergistically hampered previous attempts. First, there is a habitat impediment related to the objective difficulties of exploring subterra...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1002/ece3.7556

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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Ecology and Evolution Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
11
Pages:
5911-5926
Publication date:
2021-05-01
Acceptance date:
2021-03-25
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EISSN:
2045-7758

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