Samuel M. Jantz

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The competition-colonization trade-off has long been considered an important mechanism explaining species coexistence in spatially structured environments, yet data supporting it remain ambiguous. Most competition-colonization research examines plants and the dispersal-linked traits of their seeds. However, colonization is more than just dispersal because(More)
Numerous species have been pushed into extinction as an increasing portion of Earth's land surface has been appropriated for human enterprise. In the future, global biodiversity will be affected by both climate change and land-use change, the latter of which is currently the primary driver of species extinctions. How societies address climate change will(More)
All four chimpanzee sub-species populations are declining due to multiple factors including human-caused habitat loss. Effective conservation efforts are therefore needed to ensure their long-term survival. Habitat suitability models serve as useful tools for conservation planning by depicting relative environmental suitability in geographic space over(More)
The predatory protozoan Stentor coeruleus Ehrenberg, 1830 is known to show photosensitivity and photodispersion, avoiding regions of high light intensity as an antipredation strategy. This physiological and behavioral response to light likely has demographic consequences. We manipulated light intensity to determine population responses of S. coeruleus and(More)
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