July 8, 2017

Recent Papers on Ecosystem Ecology

Fear Mediates Trophic Cascades: Nonconsumptive Effects of Predators Drive Aquatic Ecosystem Function
Crasso Paulo B. Breviglieri, Paulo S. Oliveira, and Gustavo Q. Romero
Lay summaryhttp://amnat.org/an/newpapers/MayBrevigl.html
"Terrestrial predators influence aquatic ecosystems"

Countdown to 150, Open Access
A Modest Proposal for Unifying Macroevolution and Ecosystem Ecology
Matthew W. Pennell and Mary I. O’Connor

Longer Food Chains in Pelagic Ecosystems: Trophic Energetics of Animal Body Size and Metabolic Efficiency
Richard McGarvey, Natalie Dowling, and Joel E. Cohen

Complexity Increases Predictability in Allometrically Constrained Food Webs
Alison C. Iles and Mark Novak

A General, Synthetic Model for Predicting Biodiversity Gradients from Environmental Geometry
Kevin Gross and Andrew Snyder-Beattie
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctGross.html

The Evolutionary Legacy of Diversification Predicts Ecosystem Function
Benjamin Yguel, Hervé Jactel, Ian S. Pearse, Daniel Moen, Marten Winter, Joaquin Hortal, Matthew R. Helmus, Ingolf Kühn, Sandrine Pavoine, Oliver Purschke, Evan Weiher, Cyrille Violle, Wim Ozinga, Martin Brändle, Igor Bartish, and Andreas Prinzing
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/OctYguel.html

Recent Papers on Mutualism

Natural History Note
Ants at Plant Wounds: A Little-Known Trophic Interaction with Evolutionary Implications for Ant-Plant Interactions
Michael Staab, Felix Fornoff, Alexandra-Maria Klein, and Nico Blüthgen
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepStaab-A.html

Natural History Note, Open Access
Bees without Flowers: Before Peak Bloom, Diverse Native Bees Find Insect-Produced Honeydew Sugars

Joan M. Meiners, Terry L. Griswold, David J. Harris, and S. K. Morgan Ernest
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugMeiners.html

Countdown to 150, Open Access

Open Access
Three’s a Crowd: Trade-Offs between Attracting Pollinators and Ant Bodyguards with Nectar Rewards in Turnera
Emily M. Dutton, Elaine Y. Luo, Adam R. Cembrowski, Joel S. Shore, and Megan E. Frederickson

Natural History Note
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/DecSchwab.html

Natural History Note
Selene Báez, David A. Donoso, Simon A. Queenborough, Liliana Jaramillo, Renato Valencia, and Olivier Dangles

Natural History Note
Flávia Delgado Santana, Fabricio Beggiato Baccaro, and Flávia Regina Capellotto Costa1

Andrew J. Bibian, Jennifer A. Rudgers, and Tom E. X. Miller

Samuel Venner, Aurélie Siberchicot, Pierre-François Pélisson, Eliane Schermer, Marie-Claude Bel-Venner, Manuel Nicolas, François Débias, Vincent Miele, Sandrine Sauzet, Vincent Boulanger, and Sylvain Delzon

Hafiz Maherali, Brad Oberle, Peter F. Stevens, William K. Cornwell, and Daniel J. McGlinn

Natural History Note

Recent Papers on Host/Pathogen Interactions

“Cannibalism and infectious disease: friends or foes?”
Benjamin G. Van Allen, Forrest P. Dillemuth, Andrew J. Flick, Matthew J. Faldyn, David R. Clark, Volker H. W. Rudolf, and Bret D. Elderd
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/SepVanAllen.html

The Role of the Environment in the Evolution of Tolerance and Resistance to a Pathogen
Michael Zeller and Jacob C. Koella

Open Access
Quantitative Genetic Variation in, and Environmental Effects on, Pathogen Resistance and Temperature-Dependent Disease Severity in a Wild Trout
Paul Vincent Debes, Riho Gross, and Anti Vasemägi
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/AugDebes.html

Open Access
Population Density, Not Host Competence, Drives Patterns of Disease in an Invaded Community
Catherine L. Searle, Michael H. Cortez, Katherine K. Hunsberger, Dylan C. Grippi, Isabella A. Oleksy, Clara L. Shaw, Solanus B. de la Serna, Chloe L. Lash, Kailash L. Dhir, and Meghan A. Duffy
Lay summary: http://amnat.org/an/newpapers/NovSearle.html

Patterns of Specificity of the Pathogen Escovopsis across the Fungus-Growing Ant Symbiosis
Stephanie S. L. Birnbaum and Nicole M. Gerardo

Fine-Scale Spatial Covariation between Infection Prevalence and Susceptibility in a Natural Population
Amanda K. Gibson, Jukka Jokela, and Curtis M. Lively