2 Works

Phenology-dependent cold exposure and thermal performance of Ostrinia nubilalis ecotypes

Crista Wadsworth, Yuta Okada & Erik Dopman
Background: Understanding adaptation involves establishing connections between selective agents and beneficial population responses. However, relatively little attention has been paid to seasonal adaptation, in part, because it requires complex and integrative knowledge about seasonally fluctuating environmental factors, the effects of variable phenology on exposure to those factors, and evidence for temporal specialization. In the European corn borer moth, Ostrinia nubilalis , sympatric pheromone strains exploit the same host plant ( Zea mays ) but may...

A parasite reduction conservation intervention does not improve fledging success or most condition metrics for purple martins

Heather Williams, Katharina Dittmar & Susan Smith Pagano
Purple Martins (Progne subis subis) have an unusually close relationship with humans, as they nest exclusively in man-made nest boxes. Current conservation policy directly promotes further interaction with this species by advocating regular replacement of nest materials during the nestling phase to reduce ectoparasite load and increase nestling fitness. We conducted the first test of the efficacy of this recommendation and found that it was partially effective in reducing parasite abundance, but had no effect...

Registration Year

  • 2020

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University