Large-scale manipulation of mayfly recruitment affects population size

  title={Large-scale manipulation of mayfly recruitment affects population size},
  author={Andrea C. Encalada and Barbara L. Peckarsky},
Recruitment establishes the initial size of populations and may influence subsequent population dynamics. Although strong inference can be made from empirical relationships between recruitment and population sizes, a definitive test of recruitment limitation requires manipulating recruitment at relevant spatial and temporal scales. We manipulated oviposition of the mayfly Baetis bicaudatus in multiple streams and measured the abundance of late-stage larvae at the end of the cohort. Based on… 
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