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In 2010, Pensoft was one of the very first publishers to implement semantic tagging and enrichment of published articles as a routine editorial practice. The company is actively developing novel tools, workflows and methods for text and data publication and dissemination of scientific information, as well as technologies for semantic enrichment of content.

Pensoft is a member or partner of several professional publishing organisations and data publishing platforms, including CrossRef, OASPA, DOAJ, PubMedCentral, CLOCKSS, Portico, Research Data Alliance (RDA), OpenAIRE, DataONE, Dryad Data Repository, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), and many others.

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DRAGONFLY FAUNA OF SRI LANKA: distribution and biology, with threat status of its endemics

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ISBN: 9789546427335 e 9789546427342 Year: Pages: 321 Language: English
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Subject: Zoology
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Dragonflies are strikingly beautiful insects and small colourful pearls of Sri Lanka's remarkable biodiversity. At present, 124 species are known from the island, of which almost half are endemic. Such an extraordinary level of endemism makes Sri Lankan dragonflies an exceptionally interesting group for studies in biodiversity, zoogeography, phylogeny and ecology. The book "Dragonfly fauna of Sri Lanka: distribution and biology, with threat status of its endemics" is the result of almost 20 years of the authors' work on the subject. With detailed texts and hundreds of colour photographs, maps and charts, it summarizes all the available knowledge on the distribution, taxonomy, biology and disturbing threat status of the dragonflies of Sri Lanka. It aims to raise awareness and promote interest in odonatology among a widespread and diverse community of researchers, nature conservationists and students in Sri Lanka and abroad.

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ACARORUM CATALOGUS VI. Order Mesostigmata. Gamasina: Dermanyssoidea (Rhinonyssidae, Spinturnicidae)

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Book Series: Advanced Books ISBN: 9786192480066 Year: Volume: ACARORUM CATALOGUS VI DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e54206
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Subject: Zoology
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This volume contains data on two families, 16 genera and 445 species of the families Rhinonyssidae (parasites in the respiratory system of birds) and 12 genera and 110 species of Spinturnicidae (ectoparasites of bats).

ACARORUM CATALOGUS VII. Trombidiformes, Prostigmata, Raphignathoidea (Fam. Barbutiidae, Caligonellidae, Camerobiidae, Cryptognathidae, Dasythyreidae, Dytiscacaridae, Eupalopsellidae, Homocaligidae, Mecognathidae, Raphignathidae, Stigmaeidae, Xenocaligonellididae)

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Book Series: Advanced Books ISBN: 9786192480073 Volume: ACARORUM CATALOGUS VII. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e55087
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Subject: Zoology
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The 7th volume of my series “Acarorum Catalogus” concerns the mite superfamily Raphignathoidea. The 12 families of this superfamily consist of 69 genera and some 1087 species and are being studied intensely, particularly by acarologists from China, South Africa, Turkey, Iran, Crimea and other countries or areas. Some members of the Raphignathoidea are suitable for biological pest control (Gerson & Smiley 1990, Gerson, Smiley & Ochoa, 2003).

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Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska

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ISBN: 9789546429094 Year: Pages: 583
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Subject: Zoology
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The first comprehensive checklist of the Lepidoptera of Canada and Alaska is presented. Taxonomic papers, historical regional checklists, and many collections were consulted to prepare the list. The known distributions of species are listed for the provinces and territories of Canada and the state of Alaska in the USA. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is further divided into separate listings. A total of 5431 species belonging to 82 families are confirmed as occurring in Canada and Alaska, as well as 53 species that have been reported from the region but not yet verified, 19 species listed as interceptions or unsuccessful introductions, and 52 species listed as probably occurring in the region. A total of 318 species have been reported in error in historical works, and they are listed as well, clearly indicated as erroneous records. All erroneous records and uncertain listings are detailed with notes. All Nearctic subspecies and synonyms are included in the list, except for butterfly subspecies (and their synonyms) that do not occur in the region.

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Biogeographic Atlas of the Deep NW Pacific Fauna

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ISBN: 9786192480103 Year: Pages: 528 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e51315 Language: English
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Subject: Zoology
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Experts in deep-sea taxonomy and ecology have worked together for four Russian-German and German-Russian expeditions in the NW Pacific deep sea (Sea of Japan, Sea of Okhotsk, Kuril-Kamchatka abyssal plain and the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench). This book provides a summary of the findings of these experts following the many hours of subsequent sample-processing and analyses, revealing a treasure trove of critical fundamental knowledge of life in our deep oceans.

Checklist of hover flies (Diptera, Syrphidae) of the Republic of Georgia

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Book Series: ZooKeys ISSN: 1313–2989 ISBN: 9789546420008 Year: Pages: 124 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.916.47824
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Subject: Zoology
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The Caucasus Region is situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and is one of the global ‘biodiversity hotspots’. The Republic of Georgia lies in the central part of the Caucasus Region with two major mountainous ranges, i.e., the Greater Caucasus and the Lesser Caucasus. Although rich in species diversity, there is a gap of knowledge in the Caucasus Region, especially on the dipteran fauna (Insecta: Diptera). Among the Diptera, the family Syrphidae is a very species-rich family. Commonly called flower flies or hover flies, syrphid species are considered essential pollinators of wild flowering plants and crops, but also important as bioindicators, as biological control agents of pests and as decomposers of organic matter. This work is the first comprehensive checklist of the Syrphidae species of the Republic of Georgia. Published syrphid records for the country are here critically reviewed and updated. In addition, new records are also provided as a result of the field work conducted to set up a Georgian-German Biodiversity Center (GGBC), a multinational approach to explore the biodiversity of the Caucasus area. A total of 2,312 specimens were studied. We report 357 different species belonging to 78 genera, with 40 species recorded from Georgia for the first time. Moreover, we were able to sequence DNA barcodes for 238 specimens representing 74 species from this country.

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Climatic Risk and Distribution Atlas of European Bumblebees

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Book Series: BioRisk ISSN: 1313-2644 ISBN: 9789546427687 Year: Pages: 234 Language: English
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Subject: Zoology
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Bumble bees represent one of the most important groups of pollinators. In addition to their ecological and economic relevance, they are also a highly charismatic group which can help to increase the interest of people in realizing, enjoying and conserving natural systems. However, like most animals, bumble bees are sensitive to climate. In this atlas, maps depicting potential risks of climate change for bumble bees are shown together with informative summary statistics, ecological background information and a picture of each European species. Thanks to the EU FP7 project STEP, the authors gathered over one million bumblebee records from all over Europe. Based on these data, they modelled the current climatic niche for almost all European species (56 species) and projected future climatically suitable conditions using three climate change scenarios for the years 2050 and 2100. While under a moderate change scenario only 3 species are projected to be at the verge of extinction by 2100, 14 species are at high risk under an intermediate change scenario. Under a most severe change scenario as many as 25 species are projected to lose almost all of their climatically suitable area, while a total of 53 species (77% of the 69 European species) would lose the main part of their suitable area. Climatic risks for bumblebees can be extremely high, depending on the future development of human society, and the corresponding effects on the climate. Strong mitigation strategies are needed to preserve this important species group and to ensure the sustainable provision of pollination services, to which they considerably contribute.

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Climatic Risk Atlas of European Butterflies

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Book Series: BioRisk ISSN: 1313-2644 ISBN: 9789546424549 Year: Pages: 712 Language: English
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Subject: Zoology
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The overarching aim of the atlas is to communicate the potential risks of climatic change to the future of European butterflies. The main objectives are to: (1) provide a visual aid to discussions on climate change risks and impacts on biodiversity and thus contribute to risk communication as a core element of risk assessment; (2) present crucial data on a large group of species which could help to prioritise conservation efforts in the face of climatic change; (3) reach a broader audience through the combination of new scientific results with photographs of all treated species and some straight forward information about the species and their ecology. The results of this atlas show that climate change is likely to have a profound effect on European butterflies. Ways to mitigate some of the negative impacts are to (1) maintain large populations in diverse habitats; (2) encourage mobility across the landscape; (3) reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses; (4) allow maximum time for species adaptation; (4) conduct further research on climate change and its impacts on biodiversity. The book is a result of long-term research of a large international team of scientists, working at research institutes and non-governmental organizations, many within the framework of projects funded by the European Commission.

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The Code Decoded. A user’s guide to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants

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ISBN: 9789546429643 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: https://ab.pensoft.net/book/38075/ Language: English
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Subject: Botany
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The purpose of this second edition of The Code Decoded is to serve as a user’s guide to the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants (“Code”), specifically the Shenzhen Code (Turland & al., 2018).

Flora Malesiana. Series I - Seed Plants, Volume 14. Myristicaceae

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Book Series: Flora Malesiana. Series ISBN: 9071236471 Year: Volume: 14 Pages: 650 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e1141 Language: English
Publisher: Pensoft Publishers Grant: Synthesis, Interoperability and Dissemination
Subject: Botany
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Contains the taxonomic revision of one family, Myristicaceae, for Malesia, i.e. the area covering the countries Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, the Philippines, and Papua New Guinea.

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