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Conspecific Plasticity and Invasion: Invasive Populations of Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera)ﾠHave Performance Advantage over Native Populations Only in Low Soil Salinity
(Public Library of Science, 2013)
Global climate change may increase biological invasions in part because invasive species may have greater phenotypic plasticity than native species. This may be especially important for abiotic stresses such as salt ...
Evolutionary profiling reveals the heterogeneous origins of classes of human disease genes: implications for modeling disease genetics in animals
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Background: The recent expansion of whole-genome sequence data available from diverse animal lineages provides an opportunity to investigate the evolutionary origins of specific classes of human disease genes. Previous ...
Seed dispersal by Ceratogymna hornbills in the Dja Reserve, Cameroon
(Cambridge University Press, 1998-05)
Seed dispersal is a process critical to the maintenance of tropical forests, yet little is known about the interactions of most dispersers with their communities. In the Dja Reserve, Cameroon, seed dispersal by the ...
The evolution of obligate pollination mutualisms: senita cactus and senita moth
We report a new obligate pollination mu- tualism involving the senita cactus, Lophocereus schottii (Cactaceae, Pachyceereae), and the senita moth, Upiga virescens (Pyralidae, Glaphyriinae) in the Sonoran De- sert and ...
Herbivore-induced changes in plant carbon allocation: Assessment of below-ground C fluxes using carbon-14
Effects of above-ground herbivory on shortterm plant carbon allocation were studied using maize (Zea mays) and a generalist lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata). We hypothesized that above-ground herbivory stimulates ...
Global climate cycles and cyclones: consequences for rainfall patterns and lemur reproduction in southeastern Madagascar
(Global Change Biology, 2010)
Niche Differentiation in the Dynamics of Host-Symbiont Interactions: Symbiont Prevalence as a Coexistence Problem
(The University of Chicago Press, 2014-04)
Heritable symbioses can have important ecological effects and have triggered important evolutionary innovations. Current predictions for long-term symbiont prevalence are based on their fitness benefits and vertical ...
Effects of above-ground herbivory on soil microbial biomass in conventional and no-tillage agroecosystems
The effects of above-ground herbivory on soil microbial biomass associated with maize (Zea muys) roots were measured in field experiments. Different grazing intensities were established by placing grasshoppers (0, 5, 10 ...
Sex and stochasticity affect range expansion of experimental invasions
(Blackwell Publishing, 2012)