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Thermal time – concepts and utility
It is argued that the relationship is often linear over much of the range up to the thermal optimum (T o ) and a possible mechanism and evidence of a trade-off between the base temperature (T b ) and the thermal constant (DD) that enables each species to adapt to its thermal environment is provided.
Citing practices in ecology: can we believe our own words?
Analysed how misprinted citations are propagated through the scientific literature and concluded that as many as 80% of all cited papers are not read by the authors citing them, however this result is most probably an overestima-tion.
Design of superior spider silk: from nanostructure to mechanical properties.
It turns out that an exceptionally high strength of the spider dragline silk can be obtained by decreasing the size of the crystalline nodes in the polypeptide chain network while increasing the degree of orientation of thecrystalline nodes.
Hatching responses of subsocial spitting spiders to predation risk
  • Daiqin Li
  • Biology, Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 22 October 2002
The study provides evidence of hatching as a life–history switch point, which shows an adaptive plasticity in response to predation risk in egg–carrying S. pallida, the first direct experimental study to demonstrate predator–induced hatching Plasticity in spiders and, in particular, in animals with parental care.
Assessing biodiversity 'sampling packages': how similar are arthropod assemblages in different tropical rainforests?
Arthropod sampling protocols have been applied to four areas of undisturbed rainforest in Australia and Borneo at sites located between 28° S and 4° N and an efficient multiple method sampling 'package' for rapid biodiversity assessment is designed.
Predator-induced plasticity in web-building behaviour
A genus-level taxonomic review of primitively segmented spiders (Mesothelae, Liphistiidae)
This work revises liphistiid genus level taxonomy based on original sampling throughout their Asian range, and on the evidence from a novel molecular phylogeny, and provides strong support for the monophyly of Liphistiidae, and the two subfamiliesliphistiinae and Heptathelinae.