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SEED MASS AND MAST SEEDING ENHANCE DISPERSAL BY A NEOTROPICAL SCATTER-HOARDING RODENT
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It is concluded that scatter-hoarding rodents can select for both large seed crops and large seeds, which may reinforce mast seeding.
Adaptive superparasitism and patch time allocation in solitary parasitoids: an ESS model.
1. The adaptive value of superparasitism (oviposition in a previously parasitized host) when solitary parasitoids deplete a patch simultaneously is investigated, using a deterministic game
Plant-mediated indirect effects and the persistence of parasitoid–herbivore communities
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Diversity can potentially drive both persistence and extinctions in parasitoid communities, and at a higher threshold of herbivore diversity, parasitoids became extinct due to insufficient parasitism rates.
Soil food web properties explain ecosystem services across European land use systems
Intensive land use reduces the diversity and abundance of many soil biota, with consequences for the processes that they govern and the ecosystem services that these processes underpin. Relationships
Effects of intra-patch experiences on patch time, search time and searching efficiency of the parasitoid Leptopilina clavipes (Hartig).
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The effects of intra-patch experiences, such as contact with kairomone, ovipositions and rejections on the searching behaviour of individual female parasitoids of the species Leptopilina clavipes are considered.
Food Preference of Wireworms Analyzed with Multinomial Logit Models
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This work investigated the root preference to different grass species for Agriotes obscurus and Athous haemorrhoidalis and whether these preferences can be explained by covariates and found differences in attractiveness of plant species depending on wireworm species.
Evaluation of surveillance strategies for bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) using an individual based epidemiological model.
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A stochastic individual based model (IBM) was developed to simulate a chain of infected herds, where each individual animal is followed in time and results for the tuberculination methods and ELISA-M depended heavily on the frequency in which the tests were performed.
Evolutionary Trajectory of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) Genome Shrinkage during Spread in Asia
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The data suggest that the rate of genome shrinkage decreases over time before attenuating, andBioassay data provided support for a link between genome size and WSSV fitness in an aquaculture setting, and argues in favor of the adaptive hypothesis.
Patch exploitation by the parasitoids Cotesia rubecula and Cotesia glomerata in multi‐patch environments with different host distributions
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The foraging behaviour of two closely related parasitoid species (Cotesia rubecula and Cotesia glomerata) with respect to leaving tendencies from patches in different environments is analysed and an ‘adjustable termination rate’ model for patch exploitation in both CotesIA species in multi-patch environments is formulated.
Drosophila Species, Breeding in the Stinkhorn (Phallus Impudicus Pers.) and Their Larval Parasitoids
A field survey was carried out in the seasons of 1985 and 1986 in a woodland area, situated in the central western part of The Netherlands, to study the community of Drosophila breeding in the
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