Tests of Functional Equivalence : Complementary Roles of Salamanders and Fish in Community Organization

@inproceedings{KURZAVA2006TestsOF,
  title={Tests of Functional Equivalence : Complementary Roles of Salamanders and Fish in Community Organization},
  author={LYNN M. KURZAVA and Peter Jay Morin},
  year={2006}
}
We experimentally tested whether two similarly sized generalist predators found in different habitats had similar effects on prey community patterns. Notophthalmus viridescens (the red-spotted newt) occurs primarily in temporary ponds, while Enneacanthus obesus (the banded sunfish) is restricted to permanent ponds. Larval anurans are an important prey assemblage found in both kinds of ponds. We stocked both predators in artificial ponds together with six species of larval anurans, forming… CONTINUE READING