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Fitness in animals correlates with proximity to discontinuities in body mass distributions.

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David G. Angeler, Craig R. Allen, Anna Vila-Gispert, and David Almeida, 2014, Fitness in animals correlates with proximity to discontinuities in body mass distributions.: Ecological Complexity, v. 20.

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Discontinuous structure in landscapes may cause discontinuous, aggregated species body-mass patterns, reflecting the scales of structure available to animal communities within a landscape. Empirical analyses have shown that the location of species within body mass aggregations, which reflect this scale-specific organization, is non-random with regard to several ecological phenomena, including species extinctions. The propensity of declining species to have body masses proximate to discontinuities suggests that transition zones between scaling regimes ultimately decreases the ecological fitness for some species. We test this proposition using vulnerable and unthreatened fish species in Mediterranean streams with differing levels of [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1016/j.ecocom.2014.08.001
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