Predator foraging response to a resurgent dangerous prey

Aimee Tallian, Douglas W. Smith, Daniel R. Stahler, Matthew C. Metz , Rick L. Wallen, Chris Geremia, Joel Ruprecht, C. Travis Wyman, Daniel R. MacNulty ‘Prey switching’ refers to a change in the diet of a predator as the abundance of two prey species changes. Prey switching is ecologically important because it can stabilize prey…

Do different beetle trophic groups recover after logging the same way?

Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones, Gregory J. Jordan, Christopher Burridge, Timothy J. Wardlaw, Thomas P. Baker, Lynette Forster, Morgana Petersfield and Susan C. Baker Beetles are not only the most species rich group of animals, but are also very diverse in function, ranging from predators and parasites to herbivores and decomposers breaking down plant material. In forest…

Parasites getting into trouble in murky waters

Alexandre Budria Eutrophication is a type of water pollution caused by human activities, such as intensive agriculture or waste discharges, which notably stimulates the growth of microalgae and makes the water murky. Nowadays, this disturbance constitutes a major threat to most water bodies because it causes direct changes in aquatic ecosystems, including excessive algal growth,…