The aquatic nymph stage of the blue dasher dragonfly, Pachydiplax longipennis. Dragonfly nymphs are voracious predators of mosquito larvae. Photo by Andrew Davidson.

Asymmetrical effects of temperature on stage‐structured predator–prey interactions

Cold-blooded animals, such as insects, reptiles and fish, rely on their surroundings to warm their bodies to temperatures needed for basic activities, such as foraging for and digesting prey. Under warmer conditions, foraging and digestion typically occur more rapidly than they would under cooler conditions. Thus, global warming is expected to make cold-blooded predators “hungrier”, increasing the rate at which they hunt for and consume … Continue reading Asymmetrical effects of temperature on stage‐structured predator–prey interactions