School of Integrative Biology
The School of Integrative Biology studies how the different components of life interact, from molecules through global cycles.
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Studies of new world treehoppers of the subfamily Centrotinae with emphasis on the Caribbean fauna (hemiptera: membracidae) (2017-12-14)The subfamily Centrotinae (Hemiptera: Membracidae) is an ancient group of treehoppers comprising over half of the known treehopper genera and is the only membracid lineage with a cosmopolitan distribution. Although ...
Effects of burn season on bee and floral community in tallgrass prairies, and the use of museum collections data (2017-12-08)Prescribed fires (controlled burns) in tallgrass prairie systems are a common land management technique used across the United States to maintain species diversity. Burns are conducted either in the winter or early spring ...
Reinforcement and cascade reinforcement in the lucania system: the effects of experimental design, sex, and heterospecific pairings on mate preference (2017-07-19)Reinforcement and cascade reinforcement are potentially very potent evolutionary forces (Butlin 1987; Servedio and Noor 2003; Fuller 2016; Pfennig 2016). Their pervasiveness in nature, however, can only be determined through ...
The ecology of color: how color affects visual behaviors in aquatic habitats in a sexually dimorphic species (Lucania goodei) and their major predator (Micropterus salmoides) (2017-07-17)Aquatic ecosystems consist of a complex array of fish coloration and patterning that are mediated by a balance of predation and sexual selection. Optimal coloration presumably increases conspicuousness to conspecific mates ...
Diel patterns of insect herbivory and plant secondary metabolites in understory shrubs on Barro Colorado Island (2017-07-20)Plants produce a broad diversity of secondary metabolites as defenses against herbivory. In response, herbivorous insects have evolved a diversity of behavioral and biochemical counter-adaptations to these defenses. Despite ...