Prey depletion by odonate larvae: combining evidence from multiple field experiments.

D. M. Johnson, C. L. Pierce, T. H. Martin, C. N. Watson, R. E. Bohanan, P. H. Crowley

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Abstract

Three prey categories (Trichoptera, Oligochaeta, large Cladocera), constituting <1/3 of the typical odonate diet, were consistently depleted in enclosures with odonate larvae; but the extent of their depletion was not increased at high (ambient) compared with low (half-ambient) odonate densities. Results support conclusions that exploitation competition was not an important phenomenon for odonate larvae.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459-1465
Number of pages7
JournalEcology
Volume68
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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