Biogeography of sponge chemical ecology: comparisons of tropical and temperate defenses

Abstract

Examples from both marine and terrestrial systems have supported the hypothesis that predation is higher in tropical than in temperate habitats and that, as a consequence, tropical species have evolved more effective defenses to deter predators. Although this hypothesis was first proposed for marine sponges over 25 years ago, our study provides the first… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-002-1138-7

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@article{Becerro2003BiogeographyOS, title={Biogeography of sponge chemical ecology: comparisons of tropical and temperate defenses}, author={Mikel Aingeru Becerro and Robert W. Thacker and X. Turon and Mar{\'i}a Jose Ur{\'i}z and Valerie J. Paul}, journal={Oecologia}, year={2003}, volume={135}, pages={91-101} }