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Data from: Crop identity and memory effects on aboveground arthropods in a long-term crop rotation experiment

Michael Meyer, David Ott, Philipp Götze, Heinz-Josef Koch & Christoph Scherber
Agricultural landscapes are globally dominated by monocultures under intensive management. This is one of the main reasons for biodiversity loss and insect population decline in many regions all over the world. Agroecosystem biodiversity in these areas can be enhanced by cropping system diversification, such as crop rotations. Yet, long-term studies on effects of crop rotations on aboveground agrobiodiversity are lacking. We set up a 10-year long-term crop-rotation experiment in Central Germany and monitored the temporal...

Data from: Consequences of divergent temperature optima in a host-parasite system

Frederik Franke, Nadja Raifarth, Joachim Kurtz & Jörn Peter Scharsack
It was suggested that parasite infections become more severe with rising temperature, as expected during global warming. In ectothermic systems, the growth of a parasite and therefore its reproductive capacity is expected to increase with temperature. However, the outcome of the interaction depends on the temperature optima of both host and parasite. Here we used experimental infections of three-spined stickleback fish (Gasterosteus aculeatus) with its specific tapeworm parasite Schistocephalus solidus to investigate in detail the...

Data from: Exposure to males, but not receipt of sex peptide, accelerates functional aging in female fruit flies

Amanda Bretman & Claudia Fricke
Increased exposure to males can affect females negatively, reducing female lifespan and fitness. These costs could derive from increased mating rate and also harassment by males. Additionally, early investment in reproduction can increase the onset or rate of senescence in reproductive traits. Hence, there is a tight link between reproduction and aging. Here, we assess how mating and encounter rate with males impacts declines in female functional traits that are not directly involved in reproduction....

Data from: Breeding habitat and nest site selection by an obligatory “nest-cleptoparasite”, the Amur Falcon Falco amurensis

Wieland Heim, Martin Frommhold, Arend Heim, Mikhail Barabanov, Franziska Maier, Ralf-Udo Mühle & Sergei Smirenski
The selection of a nest site is crucial for successful reproduction of birds. Animals which re-use or occupy nest sites constructed by other species often have limited choice. Little is known about the criteria of nest-stealing species to choose suitable nesting sites and habitats. Here, we analyze breeding site selection of an obligatory “nest-cleptoparasite”, the Amur Falcon Falco amurensis. We collected data on nest sites at Muraviovka Park in the Russian Far East, where the...

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  • 2019
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  • University of Münster
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  • University of Leeds
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