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A meta-analysis of preference-performance relationships in phytophagous insects.
Meta-analysis is used to assess the balance of evidence for and against the preference-performance hypothesis (PPH), and to evaluate the role of individual factors proposed to influence host selection by female insects. Expand
Adaptive patterns of host-plant selection by phytophagous insects
A challenge for the future is to assess the adaptive value of particular mechanisms of host-selection, and to relate these to the predictions made in simple adaptive models. Expand
The response of avian feeding guilds to tropical forest disturbance.
Overall, general patterns governed the responses of species to habitat disturbance, and the differential responses of guilds suggested that disturbance affects trophic organization and thus ecosystem functioning. Expand
Determinants of parasitoid abundance and diversity in woodland habitats
It is hypothesized that the degree of association between parasitoid abundance and diversity, and characteristics of the vegetation within habitats will decrease with an increase in the number of trophic links that separate them. Expand
Herbivore host choice and optimal bad motherhood.
  • P. Mayhew
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 April 2001
New evidence presented by Scheirs et al. suggests that adult insects can choose oviposition sites that enhance their own long-term fitness at the expense of their individual offspring. Expand
Fitness consequences of ovicide in a parasitoid wasp
Ovicide, superparasitism and host rejection are alternative reproductive tactics facing female parasitoid wasps encountering an already‐parasitized host. Superparasitism is simply the addition of anExpand
Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives
P phylogenetic supertrees on one of the oldest clades of insects, the Odonatoidea, are assembled, supporting the notion that taxa, which appear to have diversified exponentially using fossil data, may in fact have diversify more logistically. Expand
A long-term association between global temperature and biodiversity, origination and extinction in the fossil record
Global biodiversity (the richness of families and genera) is related to temperature and has been relatively low during warm ‘greenhouse’ phases, while during the same phases extinction and origination rates of taxonomic lineages have been relatively high. Expand
The origins of species richness in the Hymenoptera: insights from a family-level supertree
A family-level phylogeny of the Hymenoptera is assembled using supertree methods to suggest that numerous phylogenetically distinctive radiations contribute to the richness of large clades and suggest that evolutionary events restricting the subsequent richness ofLarge clades are common. Expand