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The Consequences of Plant Species Diversity and Genetic Diversity for Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems
Plant species diversity plays an important role in structuring communities and mediating ecosystem processes. Experiments have shown increasing plant species richness increases primary productivity, arthropod species ...
Kinship and the evolution of altruism in social amoebae and A model for the evolution of kin-limited interactions
For decades, social amoebae have served as a model supporting broader theories of social behavior. Owing to their peculiar aggregative life cycle, it has seemed reasonable altruism in social amoebae is possible because ...
Cooperation, conflict, and experimental evolution in social amoebae
Cooperation and cheater control have helped shape life as we know it, but there is still much to learn. A eukaryote microbial model organism, like Dictyostelium discoideum , is an excellent system for advancing our ...
Anoplolepis gracilipes invasion of the Samoan Archipelago: Can mutualisms with native species amplify ecological consequences?
Integrating mutualism into the study of ecological communities is likely to be critical to understanding community dynamics and to predict the consequences of anthropogenic changes to ecosystems. Invasive species are among ...
Evolutionary Genetics of Dictyostelids: Cryptic Species, Sociality and Sex
Dictyostelium discoideum serves as an ideal system to study social evolution because of the social stage of its lifecycle, where individuals aggregate to build a multicellular structure. However, much of its basic biology ...