Browse by Subject "population dynamics"
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(2013-05-28)This dissertation focuses ultimately on the topic of evolution, which is the foundation of modern biology. I hope to understand, in a general sense, evolution on a population scale by investigating individual level ...
Effects of connectivity and regional dynamics on restoration trajectories for small mammal communities on Midwestern grasslands (2012-09-18)Grasslands are among the most imperiled of the North American ecosystems, with ≤ 1% of tallgrass prairie remaining. The State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE) is a national conservation program that converts agricultural ...
(2013-02-03)Virus-host interactions are important for shaping microbial diversity in natural environments. Viruses impact their hosts through predation and also through gene flow. The recently discovered microbial CRISPR immune system ...
An integrative approach to testing density effects in a migratory songbird, the Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea) (2014-05-30)Animal populations often fluctuate around local carrying capacity through density-dependent processes such as competition, predation, and disease. Once subject to debate, ecologists now recognize density dependence as a ...