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Detritivory: stoichiometry of a neglected trophic level
Previous syntheses have identified the key roles that phylogeny, body size, and trophic level play in determining arthropod stoichiometry. To date, however, detritivores have been largely omittedExpand
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Parental Care Trade‐Offs and Life‐History Relationships in Insects
Insect parental care is extensive and varied, but its life‐history implications have never been comparatively tested. Using original and literature data, we tested predictions about egg size, eggExpand
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Larval exposure to field-realistic concentrations of clothianidin has no effect on development rate, over-winter survival or adult metabolic rate in a solitary bee, Osmia bicornis
There is widespread concern regarding the effects of agro-chemical exposure on bee health, of which neonicotinoids, systemic insecticides detected in the pollen and nectar of both crops andExpand
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Effects of body size, trophic mode and larval habitat on Diptera stoichiometry: a regional comparison
Ecological stoichiometry has emerged as a tool for exploring nutrient demand and evolutionary responses to nutrient limitation. Previous studies of insects have found predictable variability inExpand
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FUNCTIONAL EQUIVALENCE OF GRASPING CERCI AND NUPTIAL FOOD GIFTS IN PROMOTING EJACULATE TRANSFER IN KATYDIDS
The function of nuptial gifts has generated longstanding debate. Nuptial gifts consumed during ejaculate transfer may allow males to transfer more ejaculate than is optimal for females. However,Expand
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Macroecology of parental care in arthropods: higher mortality risk leads to higher benefits of offspring protection in tropical climates
The intensity of biotic interactions varies around the world, in such a way that mortality risk imposed by natural enemies is usually higher in the tropics. A major role of offspring attendance isExpand
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Larger testes are associated with a higher level of polyandry, but a smaller ejaculate volume, across bushcricket species (Tettigoniidae)
While early models of ejaculate allocation predicted that both relative testes and ejaculate size should increase with sperm competition intensity across species, recent models predict that ejaculateExpand
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Contrasting mechanisms of proteomic nitrogen thrift in Prochlorococcus
Organisms limited by carbon, nitrogen or sulphur can reduce protein production costs by transitions to less costly amino acids, or by reducing protein expression. These alternative mechanisms ofExpand
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Quantifying the benefits and costs of parental care in assassin bugs
1. Which sex should care for offspring depends on the cost and benefits of the behaviour for each sex. Understanding these differences between the sexes is a fundamental step to explain the evolutionExpand
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Questioning evidence of group selection in spiders
Any field study showing convincing evidence of group selection would be a significant contribution to the field of evolutionary biology. Pruitt and Goodnight1 claim to provide such evidence in aExpand
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