Salamander predation and the structure of experimental communities: responses of Notophthalmus and microcrustacea.

P. J. Morin, H. M. Wilbur, R. N. Harris

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Abstract

A doubling of the density of Notophthalmus viridescens dorsalis resulted in decreased adult growth and reduced production of metamorphs. Experimental manipulations of the abundance of a trophic resource, hatchling tadpoles, had no effect on density-dependent growth and reproductive success in Notophthalmus, but experimental differences in salamander density depressed the abundance and altered the species composition of tadpoles and microcrustaceans.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1430-1436
Number of pages7
JournalEcology
Volume64
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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