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  • The behavioural ecology of the Trinidadian guppy, Poecilia reticulata, as an invasive species 

    Deacon, Amy E. (University of St Andrews, 2011-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis focuses on the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, as an invasive species. Its non-native distribution, the biology behind its success and the reasons for its introduction are examined. A worldwide email survey revealed ...
  • The ecology of freshwater bivalves in the Lake Sapanca Basin, Turkey 

    Ercan, Ertan; Gaygusuz, Özcan; Tarkan, Ali Serhan; Reichard, Martin; Smith, Carl (2013) - Journal article
    Despite the ecological importance and globally threatened status of freshwater bivalves, the freshwater mussel fauna of Turkey has hitherto received little attention. The aim of this study was to describe the ecology of ...
  • Forced monogamy in a multiply mating species does not impede colonisation success 

    Deacon, A.E.; Barbosa, M.; Magurran, A.E. (2014-06-12) - Journal article
    Background: The guppy (Poecilia reticulata) is a successful invasive species. It is also a species that mates multiply; previous studies have demonstrated that this strategy carries fitness benefits. Guppies are routinely ...
  • The future of the northeast Atlantic benthic flora in a high CO2 world 

    Brodie, Juliet; Williamson, Christopher J.; Smale, Dan A.; Kamenos, Nicholas A.; Mieszkowska, Nova; Santos, Rui; Cunliffe, Michael; Steinke, Michael; Yesson, Christopher; Anderson, Kathryn M.; Asnaghi, Valentina; Brownlee, Colin; Burdett, Heidi L.; Burrows, Michael T.; Collins, Sinead; Donohue, Penelope J. C.; Harvey, Ben; Foggo, Andrew; Noisette, Fanny; Nunes, Joana; Ragazzola, Federica; Raven, John A.; Schmidt, Daniela N.; Suggett, David; Teichberg, Mirta; Hall-Spencer, Jason M. (2014-07) - Journal article
    Seaweed and seagrass communities in the northeast Atlantic have been profoundly impacted by humans, and the rate of change is accelerating rapidly due to runaway CO2 emissions and mounting pressures on coastlines associated ...
  • Heterospecific social interactions of the invasive guppy (Poecilia reticulata): a potential trait to enhance invasion success 

    Camacho-Cervantes, Morelia (University of St Andrews, 2015-06-24) - Thesis
    From all the species that arrive to a novel environment, very few manage to form a viable population. The guppy, a very successful invader, is a highly social species that performs some of its vital tasks (e.g., foraging, ...