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A meta-analysis of preference-performance relationships in phytophagous insects.
The extent to which behavioural choices reflect fine-tuned evolutionary adaptation remains an open debate. For herbivorous insects, the preference-performance hypothesis (PPH) states that femaleExpand
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Adaptive patterns of host-plant selection by phytophagous insects
Host-plant selection by phytophagous insects is largely determined by adult insects choosing the developmental location of offspring. Knowledge of natural selection leads to theoretical predictionsExpand
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Sex Ratios - Concepts and Research Methods
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The response of avian feeding guilds to tropical forest disturbance.
Anthropogenic habitat disturbance is a major threat to tropical forests and understanding the ecological consequences of this disturbance is crucial for the conservation of biodiversity. There haveExpand
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Herbivore host choice and optimal bad motherhood.
  • P. Mayhew
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 April 2001
When theory predicts which phenotypes are well adapted to a given environment, the data do not always match the predictions. Host-plant selection by herbivorous insects is one such example.Expand
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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
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Determinants of parasitoid abundance and diversity in woodland habitats
Summary 1 Insect parasitoids comprise a large fraction of terrestrial biodiversity. Because of this diversity, species-level conservation of most parasitoid species is impractical and habitatExpand
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Fossil gaps inferred from phylogenies alter the apparent nature of diversification in dragonflies and their relatives
BackgroundThe fossil record has suggested that clade growth may differ in marine and terrestrial taxa, supporting equilibrial models in the former and expansionist models in the latter. However,Expand
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A long-term association between global temperature and biodiversity, origination and extinction in the fossil record
The past relationship between global temperature and levels of biological diversity is of increasing concern due to anthropogenic climate warming. However, no consistent link between these variablesExpand
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Does development mode organize life‐history traits in the parasitoid Hymenoptera?
Summary 1. Several authors have proposed that inter-specific variation in parasitoid life histories can be classified according to a dichotomy of development modes: ectoparasitoids andExpand
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