From southern swamps to cosmopolitan model: Humanity’s unfinished history with mosquitofish

  title={From southern swamps to cosmopolitan model: Humanity’s unfinished history with mosquitofish},
  author={David C. Fryxell and Emma R. Moffett and Michael T. Kinnison and Kevin S. Simon and Eric P. Palkovacs},
  journal={Fish and Fisheries},
A Man and His Minnows: The Introduction of Gambusia affinis to Mandatory Palestine
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Off to new shores: Climate niche expansion in invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia spp.)
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Consumer trait responses track change in resource supply along replicated thermal gradients
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Chromosome-level genome assembly of the female western mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis)
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Recent warming reduces the reproductive advantage of large size and contributes to evolutionary downsizing in nature
The rapid evolution of reduced juvenile growth rates and greater reproduction at a small size should contribute to substantial body downsizing in populations, with implications for population dynamics and for ecosystems in a warming world.
An experimental test of the role of male mating history on paternal effects in the livebearer fish Gambusia holbrooki
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Prey adaptation along a competition-defense tradeoff cryptically shifts trophic cascades from density- to trait-mediated
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