The influence of ecology and genetics on behavioral variation in salamander populations across the Eastern Continental Divide.

@article{Rissler2004TheIO,
  title={The influence of ecology and genetics on behavioral variation in salamander populations across the Eastern Continental Divide.},
  author={Leslie J. Rissler and Henry M. Wilbur and Douglas R. Taylor},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2004},
  volume={164 2},
  pages={201-13}
}
Understanding the unique contributions of ecology and history to the distribution of species within communities requires an integrative approach. The Eastern Continental Divide in southwestern Virginia separates river drainages that differ in species composition: the more aquatic, predatory Desmognathus quadramaculatus is present only in the New River drainage (which drains to the Gulf of Mexico), while Desmognathus monticola is present in both the New River drainage and the James River… CONTINUE READING