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Experimental Quantification of Long Distance Dispersal Potential of Aquatic Snails in the Gut of Migratory Birds

  • Casper H. A. van Leeuwen mail,

    c.vanleeuwen@nioo.knaw.nl

    Affiliations: Department of Aquatic Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands, Department of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Department of Animal Ecology and Ecophysiology, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Gerard van der Velde,

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Ecology and Ecophysiology, Institute for Water and Wetland Research, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Bart van Lith,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands

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  • Marcel Klaassen

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Wageningen, The Netherlands, Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia

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  • Published: March 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032292

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Media Coverage of This Article

Posted by PLoS_ONE_Group on 09 Mar 2012 at 21:57 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Wired Science
Title: “Snails Hitch a Ride in Duck Guts | Wired Science | Wired.com”
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RE: Media Coverage of This Article

Caspervl replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 16 Mar 2012 at 10:40 GMT

Publication: New Scientist 17 March 2012

Title: "Jonah snails travel the world inside bird guts"

http://www.newscientist.c...

Competing interests declared: The author