5 Works

Data from: Going with the flow: hydrodynamic cues trigger directed escapes from a stalking predator

Lillian J. Tuttle, H. Eve Robinson, Daisuke Takagi, J. Rudi Strickler, Petra H. Lenz & Daniel K. Hartline
In the coevolution of predator and prey, different and less well understood rules for threat-assessment apply to freely suspended organisms than to substrate-dwelling ones. Particularly vulnerable are small prey carried with the bulk movement of a surrounding fluid and thus deprived of sensory information within the bow waves of approaching predators. Some planktonic prey have solved this apparent problem, however. We quantified cues generated by the slow approach of larval clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) that triggered...

Data from: Restricted morphospace occupancy of early Cambrian reef-building archaeocyaths

David R. Cordie & Stephen Q. Dornbos
The evolution of novel morphologies can signify expansion of a clade into new niches. This can be studied in the fossil record by investigating the morphospace occupancy of organisms, with small morphospaces signifying low morphological disparity and more diffuse morphospaces suggesting a broader range of morphologies adapted to different environments. Morphological disparity of many taxa (arthropods, crinoids, etc.) from the Cambrian to modern intervals have been studied in this manner. However, no study has investigated...

Data from: Ecological continuity and transformation after the Permo-Triassic mass extinction in northeastern Panthalassa

Ashley A. Dineen, Peter D. Roopnarine & Margaret L. Fraiser
The Permo-Triassic mass extinction (PTME) is often implicated in the transition from the Paleozoic Evolutionary Fauna (PEF) to the Modern Evolutionary Fauna (MEF). However the exact timing and details of this progression are unknown, especially regarding the vacating and filling of functional ecological space after the PTME. Here we quantify the functional diversity of middle Permian and Early Triassic marine paleocommunities in the western US to determine functional re-organization in the aftermath of the PTME....

Data from: On the architecture of mate choice decisions: preference functions and choosiness are distinct traits

Daniel Neelon, Rafael Rodriguez & Gerlinde Hoebel
Mate choice is an important cause of sexual selection; it can drive the evolution of extravagant ornaments and displays, and promote speciation through the reproductive isolation generated by rapid divergence of sexual traits. Understanding mate choice requires knowledge of the traits involved in generating mating preferences, and how those traits may interact with each other. It has been proposed that mate choice decisions are the outcome of two components that vary independently: the preference function...

Data from: Comparison of fish detections, community diversity, and relative abundance using environmental DNA metabarcoding and traditional gears

Nicholas M. Sard, Seth J. Herbst, Lucas Nathan, Genelle Uhrig, Jeannette Kanefsky, John D. Robinson & Kim T. Scribner
Background Detecting species at low abundance, including aquatic invasive species (AIS), is critical for making informed management decisions. Environmental DNA (eDNA) methods have become a powerful tool for rare or cryptic species detection; however, many eDNA assays offer limited utility for community‐level analyses due to their use of species‐specific (presence/absence) ‘barcodes’. Metabarcoding methods provide information on entire communities based on sequencing of all taxon‐specific barcodes within an eDNA sample. Aims Evaluate measures of fish species...

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  • 2019

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  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources
  • State University of New York at Oswego
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • Michigan State University