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- Benesh, Daniel P.; Kalbe, Martin
- The journal of animal ecology 2016 v.85 no.4 pp. 1004-1013
- Gasterosteus aculeatus; Schistocephalus; Trematoda; cages; community structure; cross immunity; energy; field experimentation; fish; foraging; immune response; interspecific competition; intraspecific variation; lakes; tapeworms
- ... Non‐random species associations occur in naturally sampled parasite communities. The processes resulting in predictable community structure (e.g. particular host behaviours, cross‐immunity, interspecific competition) could be affected by traits that vary within a parasite species, like growth or antigenicity. We experimentally infected three‐spined sticklebacks with a large tapeworm (Schistocephal ...
- Palacios, Maria M.; Killen, Shaun S.; Nadler, Lauren E.; White, James R.; McCormick, Mark I.
- The journal of animal ecology 2016 v.85 no.4 pp. 1078-1086
- Plectropomus leopardus; Pomacentrus; Pseudochromis fuscus; energy; fish meat; food webs; foraging; juveniles; metabolism; oxygen; predation; predators; stress response
- ... Predation theory and empirical evidence suggest that top predators benefit the survival of resource prey through the suppression of mesopredators. However, whether such behavioural suppression can also affect the physiology of resource prey has yet to be examined. Using a three‐tier reef fish food web and intermittent‐flow respirometry, our study examined changes in the metabolic rate of resource ...
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