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Understanding insect life histories and senescence through a resource allocation lens.
  • C. Boggs
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 February 2009
TLDR
An allocation framework is developed, which provides a template for conceptualizing the interactions among resource acquisition, allocation and life- history traits, and fosters a mechanistic understanding of life-history patterns, and the beginning of an understanding of the processes underlying those patterns.
Longevity can buffer plant and animal populations against changing climatic variability.
TLDR
The results suggest that problems associated with short-lived undesirable species may be exacerbated in regions where climate variability decreases, and that taxonomic affiliation has little power to explain sensitivity to increasing variability once longevity has been taken into account.
Assessing the Roles of Patch Quality, Area, and Isolation in Predicting Metapopulation Dynamics
Abstract: Two aspects of patch geometry—area and isolation—currently dominate the field of metapopulation dynamics. Under this area‐and‐isolation paradigm, models commonly assume that the probability
Climate change hastens population extinctions
TLDR
It is shown that extinctions of two populations of a checkerspot butterfly were hastened by increasing variability in precipitation, a phenomenon predicted by global climate models.
Reproductive allocation from reserves and income in butterfly species with differing adult diets
TLDR
The specific patterns seen suggested that incoming nutrients may be stored, to some extent, early in life and then used late in life by both S. mormonia and H. charitonius, suggesting either that qualitative age-specific allocation patterns for incoming vs. stored nutrients might be independent of adult diet quality, or that the observed patterns are constrained by phylogenetic relatedness of these two species.
Egg maturation strategy and its associated trade‐offs: a synthesis focusing on Lepidoptera
Abstract.  1. Insects vary considerably between and within orders, and even within the same genus, in the degree to which the female's lifetime potential egg complement is mature when she emerges as
When Agendas Collide: Human Welfare and Biological Conservation
TLDR
The promise and deficiencies of integrating social, economic, and biological concerns into conservation are reviewed, focusing on research in ecosystem services and efforts in community-based conservation.
A General Model of the Role of Male-Donated Nutrients in Female Insects' Reproduction
  • C. Boggs
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    The American Naturalist
  • 1 November 1990
TLDR
The model predicts the conditions under which changes in the availability of male-derived nutrients to individual females will be accompanied by changes in female fecundity, in adult female feeding, and/or in the allocation of the total nutrient pool to egg production and can be used to predict associations of reproductive and foraging traits within a species or population.
Nutritional and Life-History Determinants of Resource Allocation in Holometabolous Insects
  • C. Boggs
  • Biology
    The American Naturalist
  • 1 May 1981
TLDR
Variation in the ratio of reproductive reserves to soma at adult eclosion among heliconiine species and sexes having relatively equivalent larval survivorship and availability of nutrients correlates with patterns of expected intake of nutrients and output of nutrients in the act of reproduction.
Functional ecological implications of intraspecific differences in wing melanization in Colias butterflies
TLDR
An increase in female C. eurytheme wing darkness led to a significantly higher egg maturation rate at cold ambient temperatures, which may increase female reproductive output under natural conditions, and dispersers moving down in elevation may be more successful than those moving up.
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