Carryover effects of phenotypic plasticity : embryonic environment and larval response to predation risk in Wood Frogs ( Lithobates sylvaticus ) and Northern Leopard Frogs ( Lithobates pipiens )

@inproceedings{Bennett2015CarryoverEO,
  title={Carryover effects of phenotypic plasticity : embryonic environment and larval response to predation risk in Wood Frogs ( Lithobates sylvaticus ) and Northern Leopard Frogs ( Lithobates pipiens )},
  author={Amanda M. Bennett and Dennis L Murray},
  year={2015}
}
Limitations of phenotypic plasticity affect the success of individuals and populations in changing environments. We assessed the plasticity-history limitation on predator-induced defenses in anurans (Wood Frogs, Lithobates sylvaticus (LeConte, 1825), and Northern Leopard Frogs, Lithobates pipiens (Schreber, 1782)), predicting that plastic responses to predation risk by dragonfly larvae (family Aeshnidae) in the embryonic environment would limit the defensive response to predators in the larval… CONTINUE READING