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Phenotypic traits that convey information about individual identity or quality are important in animal social interactions, and the degree to which such traits are influenced by environmental variation can have profound effects on the reliability of these cues. Using inbred genetic lines of the decorated cricket, Gryllodes sigillatus, we manipulated diet(More)
San Francisco Bay, the largest estuary on the west coast of the United States, is essential habitat for scores of fish species, including commercially important Pacific herring, popular sport fishes like striped bass, and a variety of less familiar species such as starry flounder, longfin smelt, and delta smelt. Some species live in the Bay for their entire(More)
Human impacts on the tidal salt marshes of the San Francisco Bay estuary have drastically reduced and degraded this important habitat. Tidal marshes are biologically productive, and are an integral part of the proper functioning of the overall bay ecosystem. They are also home to a number of state and federal listed endangered or threatened species of(More)
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