Predator Upon a Flower: Life History and Fitness in a Crab Spider

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In the crab spider, Misumena vatia , Morse and his colleagues found an ideal species on which to test basic questions of lifetime fitness. Ecologists had previously identified variables shaping populations, but lacked the experimental data needed to comprehensively test individuals making foraging decisions. Predator upon a Flower recounts Morse's influential experimental discoveries, moving from individuals to communities to ecosystems, and suggests directions for future research in spider biology.

Predator Upon a Flower: Life History and Fitness in a Crab Spider 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674024809

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