Data for: Risky business: Males choose more receptive adults over safer subadults in a cannibalistic spiderCatherine Scott, Lenka Sentenská, Pierick Mouginot & Maydianne Andrade
Understanding factors affecting male mate choice can be important for tracking the dynamics of sexual selection in nature. Contextual variation in reproductive costs and benefits of different types of mates may predict male choice, but mating may also be opportunistic regardless of female reproductive value. Male brown widow spiders (Latrodectus geometricus) can mate with adult as well as immature (subadult) females. Matings with adults require costly courtship and typically end with cannibalism (‘self-sacrifice’ initiated by...
Ecological impacts of photosynthetic light harvesting in changing aquatic environments: A systematic literature mapNils Hendrik Hintz, Brian Schulze, Alexander Wacker & Maren Striebel
Underwater light is spatially as well as temporally variable and directly affects phytoplankton growth and competition. Here we systematically (following the guidelines of PRISMA-EcoEvo) searched and screened the published literature resulting in 640 individual articles. We mapped the conducted research for the objectives of (1) phytoplankton fundamental responses to light, (2) effects of light on the competition between phytoplankton species and (3) effects of climate change induced changes in the light availability in aquatic ecosystems....
Rewetting prolongs root growing season in minerotrophic peatlands and mitigates negative drought effectsSarah Schwieger, Sarah Schwieger, Juergen Kreyling, Bo Peters, Alexander Gillert, Uwe Freiherr Von Lukas, Gerald Jurasinski, Daniel Köhn & Gesche Blume-Werry
Root phenology influences the timing of plant resource acquisition and carbon fluxes into the soil. This is particularly important in fen peatlands, in which peat is primarily formed by roots and rhizomes of vascular plants. However, most fens in Central Europe are drained for agriculture, leading to large carbon losses, and further threatened by increasing frequency and intensity of droughts. Rewetting fens aims to restore the original carbon sink, but how root phenology is affected...
The active volcanic arcs of the Scotia- and Caribbean Plate are two prominent features along the otherwise passive margins of the Atlantic Ocean, where subduction of oceanic crust is verifiable. Both arcs have been important oceanic gateways during their formation. Trapped between the large continental plates of North- and South America, as well as Antarctica, the significantly smaller oceanic plates show striking similarities in size, shape, plate margins and morphology, although formed at different times...
A sterol-mediated gleaner-opportunist trade-off underlies the evolution of grazer resistance to cyanobacteriaJana Isanta-Navarro, Toni Klauschies, Alexander Wacker & Dominik Martin-Creuzburg
The human-caused proliferation of cyanobacteria severely impacts consumers in freshwater ecosystems. Toxicity is often singled out as the sole trait to which consumers can adapt, even though cyanobacteria are not necessarily toxic and the lack of nutritionally critical sterols in cyanobacteria is known to impair consumers. We studied the relative significance of toxicity and dietary sterol deficiency in driving the evolution of grazer resistance to cyanobacteria in a large lake with a well-documented history of...
Spring phenology of temperate forest trees has advanced substantially over the last decades due to climate warming, but this advancement is slowing down despite continuous temperature rise. The decline in spring advancement is often attributed to winter warming, which could reduce chilling and thus delay dormancy release. However, mechanistic evidence of a phenological response to warmer winter temperatures is missing. We aimed to understand the contrasting effects of warming on plants leaf phenology and to...
How nitrogen and phosphorus supply to nutrient-limited autotroph communities affects herbivore growth: testing stoichiometric and co-limitation theory across trophic levelsAndrea Redoglio, Kassandra Radtke & Sperfeld Erik
Primary producer communities are often growth-limited by essential nutrients such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). The magnitude of limitation and whether N, P, or both elements are limiting autotroph growth depends on the supply and ratios of these essential nutrients. Previous studies identified single, serial or co-limitation as predominant limitation outcomes in autotroph communities by factorial nutrient additions. Little is known about potential consequences of such scenarios for herbivores and whether their growth is...
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