Size-mediated priority effects are trait-dependent and consistent across latitudes in a damselfly

Mateusz Raczyński, Robby Stoks, Frank Johansson & Szymon Sniegula
Variation in hatching time (phenology) might cause size differences within populations resulting in size-mediated priority effects (SMPEs) shaping intraspecific interactions. These phenology-driven effects potentially can be strengthened by seasonal time constraints caused by a short growth season, and depend on latitude. Here the single and combined effects of phenology and latitude-associated time constraints on SMPEs in larvae of an aquatic insect, the damselfly Lestes sponsa, are studied. We did so by rearing larvae in groups...
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