Summer 2011 research news archive

July 2011

Entrepreneurs, chance and the deterministic concentration of wealth | PLoS One

Influence of dissolved organic carbon on methylmercury bioavailability across Minnesota stream ecosystems | Environmental Science & Technology

Putting plant resistance traits on the map: a test of the idea that plants are better defended at lower latitudes | New Phytologist 

Fear of darkness, the full moon and the nocturnal ecology of African lions | PLoS One

Fifty-second supplement to the American ornithologists' union check-list of North American birds | The Auk

Inbreeding depression increases susceptibility to bovine tuberculosis in lions: An experimental test using an inbred-outbred contrast through translocation | Journal of Wildlife Diseases

June 2011

Seven years of carbon dioxide enrichment, nitrogen fertilization and plant diversity influence arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a grassland ecosystem | New Phytologist

Global-scale latitudinal patterns of plant fine-root nitrogen and phosphorus | Nature Communications

Fine-scale heterogeneity in overstory composition contributes to heterogeneity of wildfire severity in southern boreal forest | Journal of Forest Research

Influence of subsurface drainage on quantity and quality of dissolved organic matter export from agricultural landscapes | Journal of Geophysical Research

Disease transmission in territorial populations: The small-world network of Serengeti lions | Journal of the Royal Society

How do consumers deal with stoichiometric constraints? Lessons from functional genomics using Daphnia pulex | Molecular Ecology

Finding your mate at a cocktail party: Frequency separation promotes auditory stream segregation of concurrent voices in multi-species frog choruses | PLoS One

Contrasting drought survival strategies of sympatric willows (genus: Salix): consequences for coexistence and habitat specialization | Tree Physiology

A reply to Jarchow and LiebmanFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Adaptive Evolution of the Venom-Targeted vWF Protein in Opossums that Eat Pitvipers  | PLoS One

Comment on "A Bacterium That Can Grow by Using Arsenic Instead of Phosphorus"  | Science

May 2011

Phylogeography and climatic niche evolution in live oaks (Quercus series Virentes) from the tropics to the temperate zone | Journal of Biogeography

Effects of landscape age on soil organic matter processing in northern Alaska | Soil Science Society of America Journal