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Convergence in Diet and Morphology in Marine and Freshwater Cottoid Fishes
Habitat transitions provide opportunities for drastic changes in ecology, morphology, and behavior of organisms. The goal of this study is to determine whether the numerous evolutionary transitions from marine to freshwaters have altered the pattern and pace of morphological and lineage diversification within the sculpins ...
Interactions of diet quality and pH in growth and mortality in the marine gastropod Crepidula fornicata
Ocean acidification metabolically stresses marine organisms, especially those that must expend energy to deposit calcium carbonate shells and skeletons. Nutrition may interact with pH to exacerbate or counterbalance acidification effects in early developmental stages. Previous work had indicated that growth of larvae and ...
Tale of Two Cities: The relationship of density and morphology varies among populations of the maritime earwig Anisolabis maritima
For organisms that live in groups, the spatial distribution of individuals according to size and sex can provide insight into social interactions, including aggression (intrasexual selection for armaments) and mating preferences (intersexual selection for ornaments). To gain insight into how group dynamics may influence ...
Effects of Temperature and pH on Larval and Juvenile Development in the Marine Gastropod, Crepidula fornicata
Rising atmospheric CO2 levels are associated with warming and acidification in coastal marine ecosystems, with impacts that are especially acute for marine calcifiers. We have investigated the interactive effects of pH and temperature on larval growth, time to metamorphic competence, and juvenile growth in the marine ...