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Honest begging: expanding from Signal of Need
Overt soliciting for parental resources, primarily food, is often explained as having evolved to express the fitness gain a signaling offspring would derive from a favorable parental response. ThisExpand
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Phylogeographical structure and evolutionary history of two Buggy Creek virus lineages in the western Great Plains of North America.
Buggy Creek virus (BCRV) is an unusual arbovirus within the western equine encephalitis complex of alphaviruses. Associated with cimicid swallow bugs (Oeciacus vicarius) as its vector and the cliffExpand
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Feather mites are positively associated with daily survival in cliff swallows
Feather mites (Acari: Astigmata) have been reported to be parasitic, commensal, and even mutualistic on the birds that serve as their hosts. We investigated whether there was a relationship betweenExpand
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Evolution of thermal tolerance and its fitness consequences: parallel and non-parallel responses to urban heat islands across three cities
The question of parallel evolution—what causes it, and how common it is—has long captured the interest of evolutionary biologists. Widespread urban development over the last century has driven rapidExpand
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Winter ecology of Buggy Creek virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus) in the Central Great Plains.
A largely unanswered question in the study of arboviruses is the extent to which virus can overwinter in adult vectors during the cold winter months and resume the transmission cycle in summer. BuggyExpand
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Larval aggression is independent of food limitation in nurseries of a poison frog
Aggression between nurserymates is common in animals and often hypothesized to result from proximate resource limitation. In numerous terrestrial frogs, larvae develop in phytotelmata, tiny waterExpand
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Evolution of plasticity in the city: urban acorn ants can better tolerate more rapid increases in environmental temperature
Cities often warm at faster rates during the day and across space. The mechanisms underlying how organisms respond to these climatic changes in cities are largely unknown. This study finds evidenceExpand
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Urban heat islands advance the timing of reproduction in a social insect.
For many species, the timing of life cycle events is advancing under contemporary global climate change. However, much less is known regarding phenological shifts as a result of other sources ofExpand
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