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Asian lady beetle (Harmonia axyridis)
by Andreas Trepte (CC BY-SA 2.5)
Native to China.
Introduced all over the world
as a biological control agent.
Often becomes a pest itself.

Abstracts from
the May issue
Volume 19(3) — 2018
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Volume 19(3), May 2018

Does thermal physiology explain the ecological and evolutionary success of invasive species? Lessons from ladybird beetles.
Francisca Boher, Fabián M. Jaksic, Sebastián I. Martel, María J. Orellana & Francisco Bozinovic — 2018(3) (FBozinovic@bio.puc.cl)
Keywords: Coccinellidae, ecological and evolutionary physiology, global climate change, invasive species, thermal tolerance.

On the rediscovery of Volvox perglobator (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) and the evolution of outcrossing from self-fertilization.
Erik R. Hanschen, Dinah R. Davison, Patrick J. Ferris & Richard E. Michod — 2018(3) (hanschen@lanl.gov)
Keywords: homothallism, phylogenetics, reversion, self-fertilization, sexual reproduction, volvocine green algae.

The role of climate in the dynamics of annual plants in a Chihuahuan Desert ecosystem.
Danielle D. Ignace, Nancy Huntly & Peter Chesson — 2018(3) (dignace@smith.edu)
Keywords: Chihuahuan Desert, climate change, Erodium cicutarium, global warming, non-native invasives, seasonal precipitation, species diversity.

The evolutionary response of virulence to host heterogeneity: a general model with application to myxomatosis in rabbits co-infected with intestinal helminths.
Morgan P. Kain, Isabella M. Cattadori & Benjamin M. Bolker — 2018(3) (kainm@mcmaster.ca)
Keywords: evolutionarily stable strategy, MYXV, trade-off, vector-borne.

The role of mortality risk in parental behaviour.
Rebecca K. Pike, John M. McNamara & Alasdair I. Houston — 2018(3) (bex.pike@bristol.ac.uk)
Keywords: growth rate, mortality risk, optimality model, parental care.

The influence of manipulated risk of predation on a predator-prey foraging game in a patchy environment: A. Egret and goldfish in experimental aviaries.
Sundararaj Vijayan, William A Mitchell, Burt P Kotler, Michael L Rosenzweig, Jesse Balaban-Feld, Lotan Tamar Tov-Elem & Zvika Abramsky — 2018(3) (zvika@bgu.ac.il)
Keywords: cover, differential risk, killing efficiency, optimal foraging, predator–prey behavioural games, refuge from predation, risk of predation.

A predator-prey foraging game in experimental aviaries: the effects of number of goldfish and refuge size.
Sundararaj Vijayan, William A Mitchell, Burt P Kotler, Michael L Rosenzweig, Jesse Balaban-Feld, Lotan Tamar Tovelem & Zvika Abramsky — 2018(3) (zvika@bgu.ac.il)
Keywords: cover, differential risk, killing efficiency, optimal foraging, predator–prey behavioural games, refuge from predation, risk of predation.