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Effect of shade and shading history on species abundances and ecosystem processes in temporary ponds
1. The amount of sunlight that an ecosystem receives is an important determinant of primary productivity, which in turn can influence species diversity and nutrient cycling. Here, we examine theExpand
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Oviposition site selection by mosquitoes is affected by cues from conspecific larvae and anuran tadpoles
Abstract The oviposition site that a female mosquito selects will influence the fitness of her larvae. We conducted a series of artificial pond experiments to compare the oviposition responses of twoExpand
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Competition between tadpoles and mosquito larvae
Tadpoles and mosquito larvae often co-occur, and may compete for scarce resources. However, competition between such distantly related organisms has attracted less scientific attention than haveExpand
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Impact of tadpoles and mosquito larvae on ephemeral pond structure and processes
Competition between organisms can influence both the abundance of species and the function of ecosystems. Here, I report the results of a field-based aquatic microcosm experiment, where the timing ofExpand
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Competition between tadpoles and mosquitoes: the effects of larval density and tadpole size
Tadpoles and mosquito larvae compete for scarce resources in natural freshwater ecosystems, but factors determining the extent of competition between these two groups of organisms remain largelyExpand
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The origin of snakes (Serpentes) as seen through eye anatomy
Snakes evolved from lizards but have dramatically different eyes. These differences are cited widely as compelling evidence that snakes had fossorial and nocturnal ancestors. Their eyes, however,Expand
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Biological warfare in the garden pond: tadpoles suppress the growth of mosquito larvae
Abstract. 1. Although tadpoles and mosquito larvae may compete for scarce resources in natural freshwater systems, the mechanisms involved in such competition remain largely unstudied.
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Pond attributes influence competitive interactions between tadpoles and mosquito larvae
Tadpoles and mosquito larvae often coexist in natural freshwater bodies. We studied competitive interactions between: (i) tadpoles of the striped marsh frog (Limnodynastes peronii) and larvae of theExpand
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Visual and chemical cues from aquatic snails reduce chironomid oviposition
Chironomus oppositus sensu lato and the freshwater gastropod Physa acuta are distantly related taxa inhabiting temporary ponds. Although their distributions overlap, their peak abundances do notExpand
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Effects of Habitat Permanence Cues on Larval Abundance of Two Mosquito Species
Fluctuations in mosquito populations can often be correlated with the level of rainfall in the short term, however, rainfall rarely corresponds to mosquito abundance in the long term. Here, weExpand
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