The Kaspari Lab

Category: Cool Papers


A slightly less paradoxical paradox

The Paradox of Enrichment is not the only outcome when you fertilize

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One way to build a dietary generalist

Karl Roeder gives some background on the dietary diversity hidden in a population of red imported fire ants

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Not all male ants are “sperm missiles”

When your mating system calls for patience, male ants will stick around for a while.

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On the salutary effect of the Kudos Email

If you like someone’s work, don’t just cite them, write them!

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10 Foundational Papers in Community Ecology

I suggest to students in Advanced EEB, our course for first semester Ph. D. students, that creativity is about fostering your ability to generate associations/ideas, and your judgement as to which ideas are worth pursuing. Toward that end, I also…

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A little known gem from the tropical ant/soil literature

A few days ago, a good friend wrote to ask what was known¬†about the response of tropical soil invertebrates to drought. My first response was “precious little”, and then I remembered a cool article by Diana Wheeler and Sally Levings….

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Thermal Diversity: the importance of a community perspective

In a Figure that Jon Shik says used a “shocking” color choice–but that the lead author (who is color blind) finds pleasant and peaceful–we plot the distribution of thermal maxima (or, CTmax, or “death temp”) of an assemblage of 87…

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