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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Ectoparasitism in marsh tits: costs and functional explanations

Jan-Åke Nilsson.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 2003; p ublished online March 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 6580 words.

Among hole-nesting birds, the blood-sucking hen flea is a common parasite affecting both nestlings and parents. By adding fleas to marsh tit (Parus palustris) nests, I aimed to investigate...

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Invasion genetics of marsh frogs (Pelophylax ridibundus sensu lato) in Switzerland

Christophe Dufresnes, Julien Leuenberger, Valentin Amrhein, Christoph Bühler, Jacques Thiébaud, Thierry Bohnenstengel and Sylvain Dubey.

in Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

January 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Natural History; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 4510 words.

Abstract

The marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus s.l.) is the number one amphibian invader in Western Europe. In Switzerland, marsh frogs were introduced in the...

Aerial dispersal plasticity under different wind velocities in a salt marsh wolf spider

Dries Bonte, Beatrijs Bossuyt and Luc Lens.

in Behavioral Ecology

March 2007; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 3683 words.

Dispersal can be regarded as a process operating both between and within patches of suitable habitat. For uncontrolled dispersal processes, the risk of crossing the borders of the habitat...

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Evolutionary changes in color patches of blackbirds are associated with marsh nesting

Kevin P. Johnson and Scott M. Lanyon.

in Behavioral Ecology

September 2000; p ublished online September 2000 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 3628 words.

Fully unraveling the mechanisms of sexual selection requires an understanding of the variation in secondary sexual traits across species in a monophyletic assemblage and an understanding...

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Growth and Photosynthetic Responses to Salinity of the Salt-marsh Shrub Atriplex portulacoides

Susana Redondo-Gómez, Enrique Mateos-Naranjo, Anthony J. Davy, Francisco Fernández-Muñoz, Eloy M. Castellanos, Teresa Luque and M. Enrique Figueroa.

in Annals of Botany

September 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5766 words.

Background and Aims Atriplex

(Halimione) portulacoides is a halophytic, C3 shrub. It is virtually confined to coastal salt marshes, where it often dominates...

PREDATOR—PREY INTERACTIONS BETWEEN LEPSIELLA VINOSA (GASTROPODA: MURICIDAE) AND XENOSTROBUS INCONSTANS (BIVALVIA: MYTILIDAE) IN A SOUTHWEST AUSTRALIAN MARSH

BRIAN MORTON.

in Journal of Molluscan Studies

August 2004; p ublished online August 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Aquatic Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

At Shoal Bay, Princess Royal Harbour, Albany, in southwestern Australia, at the western extremity of its range, the muricid Lepsiella vinosa feeds monotonically, mostly by drilling, on the...

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Relationships Between Seed Germinability of Spergularia marina (Caryophyllaceae) and the Formation of Zonal Communities in an Inland Salt Marsh

CHRISTY T. CARTER and IRWIN A. UNGAR.

in Annals of Botany

February 2004; p ublished online February 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 4766 words.

Background and Aims The formation of zonal communities may be attributed to differences in germination across the community and to timing of germination of seeds present in the seed bank....

Effects of food concentration on the reproductive capacity of the invasive freshwater calanoid copepod Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1907) in the Philippines

Dino T Tordesillas, Princess M F Paredes, Kyle P E Villaruel, Clarisse A A M Queneri, Jennete L Rico, Syuhei Ban and Rey D S Papa.

in Journal of Crustacean Biology

January 2018; p ublished online October 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences; Aquatic Biology; Evolutionary Biology; Zoology and Animal Sciences; Invertebrates. 4153 words.

Abstract

The relationship between food concentration and reproductive capability has been reported for many copepods. Such information can indirectly provide...

Application of the Functional-Structural Tree Model LIGNUM to Sugar Maple Saplings (Acer saccharum Marsh) Growing in Forest Gaps

Jari Perttunen, Eero Nikinmaa, Martin J. Lechowicz, Risto Sievänen and Christian Messier.

in Annals of Botany

September 2001; p ublished online September 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 5 words.

LIGNUM is a functional-structural model that represents a tree using four modelling units which closely resemble the real structure of trees: tree segments, tree axes, branching points and...

The Waning and Waxing of Darwinian Trees

J. David Archibald.

in Aristotle's Ladder, Darwin's Tree

August 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 7604 words.

This chapter examines how scientific interest in Charles Darwin's evolutionary trees declined and then increased in the twentieth century. As the nineteenth century drew to a close, the...

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Life-History Evolution in Native and Introduced Populations

Robert F. Denno, Merrill A. Peterson, Matthew R. Weaver and David J. Hawthorne.

in Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation

March 2008; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology. 11783 words.

Many of the best examples of rapid directional selection of life-history traits involve invasive species. The evolution of such traits in introduced populations may be rapid in part because...

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Experimental analyses of intra- and intersexual competition in red-winged blackbirds

Nancy Langston, Sievert Rohwer and Dave Gori.

in Behavioral Ecology

September 1997; p ublished online September 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

The roles of intra- and intersexual selection in determining harem size for many polygynous birds have proved difficult to separate. We designed experiments to feed only one sex to...

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High phenotypic plasticity of Suaeda maritima observed under hypoxic conditions in relation to its physiological basis

Anne M. Wetson, Christian Zörb, Elizabeth A. John and Timothy J. Flowers.

in Annals of Botany

April 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 7869 words.

Background and Aims

Phenotypic plasticity, the potential of specific traits of a genotype to respond to different environmental conditions, is an important...

Fledgling sex ratios in relation to brood size in size-dimorphic altricial birds

Cor Dijkstra, Serge Daan and Ido Pen.

in Behavioral Ecology

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 0 words.

In six species of dimorphic raptors (females larger than males) and one passerine (males larger than females), the sex ratio at fledging varied systematically with brood size at fledging....

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Male reproductive success and sexual selection in northern water snakes determined by microsatellite DNA analysis

Patrick J. Weatherhead, Melanie R. Prosser, H. Lisle Gibbs and Gregory P. Brown.

in Behavioral Ecology

November 2002; p ublished online November 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Evolutionary Biology; Ecology and Conservation; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 7234 words.

Male northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon) have high variance in reproductive success relative to females. We used DNA-based paternity analyses from a 3-year study of two marsh...

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Effect of Bracteoles on Seed Germination and Dispersal of Two Species of Atriplex

Irwin A. Ungar and M. Ajmal Khan.

in Annals of Botany

February 2001; p ublished online February 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 11 words.

The influence of bracteoles on the germination response of a salt marsh annual, Atriplex prostrata, and a salt desert perennial, A. griffithii, was determined. Attached bracteoles did not...

How can we take advantage of halophyte properties to cope with heavy metal toxicity in salt-affected areas?

Stanley Lutts and Isabelle Lefèvre.

in Annals of Botany

February 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 16657 words.

Background Many areas throughout the world are simultaneously contaminated by high concentrations of soluble salts and by high concentrations of heavy metals that constitute a...

Ethylene-promoted Elongation: an Adaptation to Submergence Stress

Michael B. Jackson.

in Annals of Botany

January 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 16054 words.

Background

A sizeable minority of taxa is successful in areas prone to submergence. Many such plants elongate with increased vigour when underwater. This...

The Influence of Anoxia on Plants of Saline Habitats with Special Reference to the Sulphur Cycle

John A. Raven and Charles M. Scrimgeour.

in Annals of Botany

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

Plants of saline habitats can encounter anoxic conditions to extents which vary with habitat and life form. Rhizophytes (with roots or rhizoids in a sediment) routinely have anoxia or...

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The Influence of Anoxia on Plants of Saline Habitats with Special Reference to the Sulphur Cycle

John A. Raven and Charles M. Scrimgeour.

in Annals of Botany

January 1997; p ublished online January 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation; Evolutionary Biology; Plant Sciences and Forestry. 0 words.

Plants of saline habitats can encounter anoxic conditions to extents which vary with habitat and life form. Rhizophytes (with roots or rhizoids in a sediment) routinely have anoxia or...