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Native generalist natural enemies and an introduced specialist parasitoid together control an invasive forest insect

Hannah Broadley, George Boettner, Brenda Schneider & Joseph Elkinton
Specialized natural enemies have long been considered a major force driving the population dynamics of outbreaking forest insects. While research has traditionally focused on the role of specialist parasitoids, recent studies and reviews reflect an appreciation of complex interactions among many regulatory factors. The sources suggest that specialist parasitoids and generalist predators can each inflict strong top‐down effects and that specialists and generalists can interact to regulate insect herbivore populations. Here we use the model...

Semi‐quantitative metabarcoding reveals how climate shapes arthropod community assembly along elevation gradients on Hawaii Island

Jun Ying Lim, Jairo Patiño, Suzuki Noriyuki, Henrik Krehenwinkel, Luis Simmari, Rosemary Gillespie, Luis Cayetano & Rosemary G. Gillespie
Spatial variation in climatic conditions along elevation gradients provides an important backdrop by which communities assemble and diversify. Lowland habitats tend to be connected through time, whereas highlands can be continuously or periodically isolated, conditions that have been hypothesized to promote high levels of species endemism. This tendency is expected to be accentuated among taxa that show niche conservatism within a given climatic envelope. While species distribution modeling approaches have allowed extensive exploration of niche...

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