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Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires intergration of ecology, conservation and social science
(Cambridge Philosophical Society, 2018)
Climate change is driving a pervasive global redistribution of the planet’s species. Species redistribution poses new questions for the study of ecosystems, conservation science and human societies that require a coordinated ...
Ant assemblages have darker and larger members in cold environments
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016)
Aim In ectotherms, the colour of an individual’s cuticle may have important thermoregulatory and protective consequences. In cool environments, ectotherms should be darker, to maximize heat gain, and larger, to minimize ...
Physiological responses to fluctuating thermal and hydration regimes in the chill susceptible insect, Thaumatotibia leucotreta
Fluctuating thermal regimes (FTR), consisting of cycles between stressful low and benign temperatures, are known to improve survival and fecundity in a variety of insects. By contrast, fluctuating hydration regimes (FHR) ...
Dominance–diversity relationships in ant communities differ with invasion
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2018)
The relationship between levels of dominance and species richness is highly contentious, especially in ant communities. The dominance-impoverishment rule states that high levels of dominance only occur in species-poor ...