Marta Lopez-Darias

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When competing for food or other resources, or when confronted with predators, young animals may be at a disadvantage relative to adults because of their smaller size. Additionally, the ongoing differentiation and growth of tissues may constrain performance during early ontogenetic stages. However, juveniles must feed before they can become reproductively(More)
Although abiotic and biotic factors can interact to shape the spatial niche of a species, studies that explore the interactive effects of both at a local scale are rare. We demonstrate that one of the main axes (perch height) characterizing the spatial niche of a common lizard, Anolis sagrei, varies according to the interactive effects of weather and the(More)
Vertebrates often mediate seed dispersal systems, essential for the maintenance of biodiversity. Some of these acquire a complex multistep process in island environments, where for example a native predatory bird can predate upon a frugivorous vertebrate, dispersing seeds secondarily. These complex mutualistic processes are really threatened by biological(More)
Unfortunately, the fourth sentence in the abstract has been published incorrectly. This sentence is related to the last paragraph of the article main text, which fortunately is correct. Cats have not been introduced: ''on at least 179,000 islands worldwide'' (as is in the Abstract). As it is indicated in the last paragraph of the main article: ''cats have(More)
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