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An interdisciplinary approach to understanding predator modification of prey behaviour

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding predator modification of prey behaviour 400 x 400 px

Predation has a fundamental role in determining the structure, dynamics and functioning of natural ecosystems. Predators don’t just consume prey – they scare them – and hence alter their behaviour. This can have huge knock on consequences for the dynamics of ecosystems, often through modification of trophic cascades. The ‘ecology of fear’ has attracted lots […]

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Adaptation of microorganisms to stresses in diverse environments

Adaption of Microorganisms 400 x 400 px

Environmental change and perturbation due to human activities can have devastating impacts on microbial activities like biogeochemical cycling that are essential to the earth’s ecosystem functions. Microbial adaptations to stresses have been described in the laboratory, but it is not well understood how these relate to the natural environment. In particular, we have limited knowledge […]

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