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Volume 16, March 2014


The comparative ecology of a killifish (Rivulus hartii) across aquatic communities differing in predation intensity.
Andrew I. Furness & David N. Reznick — 2014(3) (andrew.furness@email.ucr.edu)
Keywords: density, growth rate, guppy, indirect effects, killifish, life history, mark–recapture, mortality, Poecilia reticulata, Rivulus hartii

Fitness trade-offs and developmental constraints in the evolution of soma: an experimental study in a volvocine alga.
Matthew D. Herron, Susma Ghimire, Conner R. Vinikoor & Richard E. Michod — 2014(3) (xprinceps@gmail.com)
Keywords: cellular differentiation, experimental evolution, multicellularity, Pleodorina, Volvocaceae

Impacts of global warming, habitat loss and homogenization on global biodiversity.
Michael L. McKinney — 2014(3) (mmckinne@utk.edu)Keywords: biodiversity, global warming, habitat loss, homogenization

Certainty versus stochasticity: Cell replication biases DNA movement from endosymbionts and organelles into nuclei.
Peter Nonacs & Sarah J. Tolley — 2014(3) (pnonacs@biology.ucla.edu)
Keywords: endosymbiont, horizontal gene transfer, intergenomic conflict, mitochondria, Wolbachia

A test of the fast-slow continuum model of life-history variation in the lizard Sceloporus grammicus.
Hibraim A. Pérez-Mendoza & J. Jaime Zúñiga-Vega — 2014(3) (hibraimperez@ciencias.unam.mx)
Keywords: age at maturity, body growth, life-history evolution, litter size, size at maturity, stage-specific mortality

Phenotypic complexity: integrated responses of life history characters to multiple environmental factors.
Santiago Salinas & Stephan B. Munch — 2014(3) (ssalinas@pacific.edu)
Keywords: phenotypic plasticity, phenotypic integration, reaction norm, growth rate, age at maturation, size at maturation

Sexually dimorphic body size and development time plasticity in Aedes mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae).
Jillian D. Wormington & Steven A. Juliano — 2014(3) (jillianwormington@gmail.com)
Keywords: Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, Aedes triseriatus, phenotypic plasticity, sexual bimaturism, sexual size dimorphism