Spatially variable habitat quality contributes to within-population variation in reproductive success

@inproceedings{Griffen2015SpatiallyVH,
  title={Spatially variable habitat quality contributes to within-population variation in reproductive success},
  author={Blaine D Griffen and Alexandra P Norelli},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2015}
}
Variation in habitat quality is common across terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. We investigated how habitat quality influenced the reproductive potential of mud crabs across 30 oyster reefs that were degraded to different extents. We further coupled this field survey with a laboratory experiment designed to mechanistically determine the relationship between resource consumption and reproductive performance. We show a >10-fold difference in average reproductive potential for crabs… CONTINUE READING
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