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Higher predation risk for insect prey at low latitudes and elevations

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Biotic interactions underlie ecosystem structure and function, but predicting interaction outcomes is difficult. We tested the hypothesis that biotic interaction strength increases towards the Equator, using a global experiment with model caterpillars to measure predation risk. Across an 11,660 km latitudinal gradient spanning six continents, we found increasing predation towards the Equator – with a parallel pattern of increasing predation towards lower elevations. Patterns across both latit...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1126/science.aaj1631

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Hardwick, B More by this author
Novotny, V More by this author
Andrew, NR More by this author
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Finnish Cultural Foundation More from this funder
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Publisher:
American Association for the Advancement of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
Science Journal website
Volume:
356
Issue:
6339
Pages:
742-744
Publication date:
2017-05-05
Acceptance date:
2017-04-06
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Pubs id:
pubs:691036
URN:
uri:3a73f457-fefa-4016-b783-4ea725341884
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uuid:3a73f457-fefa-4016-b783-4ea725341884
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pubs:691036

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