Lisa Peacock

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The volatile compounds emitted by leaves of 10 willow varieties that differ in their susceptibility to damage by blue (Phratora vulgatissima), brassy (P. vitellinae), and brown (Galerucella lineola) willow beetles were examined both before and after mechanical damage and correlated with feeding preferences of these beetles determined under laboratory(More)
Factors contributing to resistance of maize to infestation by the corn weevilSitophilus zeamais were investigated in four populations of indigenous and improved maize from Belize. Resistance was related to the antifeedant properties of grain as well as sugar content and mechanical hardness. Grain extracts of all populations of maize significantly reduced(More)
This study quantifies benthic nutrient fluxes and sedimentation rates in the Ahe Atoll lagoon (French Polynesia), in two stations located under pearl oyster frames, and two control stations away from the pearl culture facility. Dissolved inorganic nitrogen fluxes ranged between 2 and 35 μmol N m(-2) h(-1) and Soluble Reactive Phosphorus varied between -3(More)
with flexed-wing bounding phases; it is a style of locomotion commonly exhibited by many species of relatively small birds. Flapping phases alternate with extended-wing glides in flapgliding flight. Both flap-bounding and flap-gliding are forms of intermittent flight. Recent studies in laboratory and field settings have demonstrated that some bird species(More)
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