The Kaspari Lab

Category: Litter Critters


A slightly less paradoxical paradox

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

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Herbivores like a little salt with their protein

When offered grassland plots fertilized with Nitrogen+Phosphorus, Sodium, or both, above and belowground invertebrates respond to salt differently.

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Brittany Benson leads AntLab BugOut!

Brittany Benson leads the AntLab’s public outreach in her traveling roadshow “Acari Safari”.

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A manifesto for Biogeochemical Ecology

The theoretical and empirical challenges of Biogeochemical Ecology include: making biogeochemical maps scalable; translating elemental chemistry into ecological niches; building a science that predicts how the abiotic forms a template for the biotic.   Twenty-five chemical elements form the recipe for…

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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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Marty’s World: Marty’s been slimed

Happy Sunday. (Click on image to see full size.)  Marty’s World is Brittany Bensons’s view from the world below. © 2015

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Marty’s World: the tragedy of pre-zygotic isolation

Happy Friday. (Click on image to see full size.)  Marty’s World is Brittany Bensons’s view from the world below. © 2015

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