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- Berger‐Tal, Reut; Berner‐Aharon, Na'ama; Aharon, Shlomi; Tuni, Cristina; Lubin, Yael
- The journal of animal ecology 2016 v.85 no.4 pp. 1035-1042
- Araneae; adults; breeding; energy expenditure; females; foraging; habitats; philopatry; prediction; reproductive success; webs
- ... Natal dispersal is a successful tactic under a range of conditions in spite of significant costs. Habitat quality is a frequent proximate cause of dispersal, and studies have shown that dispersal increases both when natal habitat quality is good or poor. In social species kin competition, favouring dispersal may be balanced by the benefits of group living, favouring philopatry. We investigated the ...
- Dingeldein, Andrea L.; White, J. Wilson
- The journal of animal ecology 2016 v.85 no.4 pp. 903-914
- Thalassoma; adults; body length; coral reefs; fish; foraging; larvae; mortality; otoliths; predation; risk
- ... Most reef fishes begin life as planktonic larvae before settling to the reef, metamorphosing and entering the benthic adult population. Different selective forces determine survival in the planktonic and benthic life stages, but traits established in the larval stage may carry over to affect post‐settlement performance. We tested the hypothesis that larval traits affect two key post‐settlement fis ...