Saran Twombly

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The size-advantage model and sex-allocation theory are frequently invoked to explain the evolution and maintenance of sequential hermaphroditism in many taxa. A test of current theory requires quantitative estimates of reproductive success and knowledge of the relationship between reproduction and size for each gender. Reproductive success can be difficult(More)
Variation in the abundance of animals has traditionally been explained as the outcome of endogenous forcing from density dependence and exogenous forcing arising from variation in weather and predation. Emerging evidence suggests that the effects of density dependence interact with external influences on population dynamics. In particular, spatial(More)
Understanding the processes that control species abundance and distribution is a major challenge in ecology, yet for a large number of potentially important organisms, we know little about the biotic and abiotic factors that influence population size. One group of aquatic organisms that defies traditional demographic analyses is the Crustacea, particularly(More)
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