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Did you try OSF.io? They offer a free service where you can preregister trials and give them a timestamp with a DOI number etc. I do not know if this is exactly what you are looking for, but it's the easiest solution for preregistering and I am quite sure that it would be enough to get the "preregistration" badge when you are finally ready to publish. ...


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If you ask about quantity/numbers only, I would suggest using "the zone of low population density" or "intermittent zone" which in turn borders the "buffer zone" and "the zone of intermediate/high population density". The "buffer zone" is the zone between two different populations where the number of the animals in question is zero. J.Potts, M.Lewis "How ...


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Homeothermic multicellular organisms have special tissues that burn resources to warm up (usually this involves breaking the electron-transporting chain at the final stages of respiration to transform all chemical energy into thermal energy). And they have special tissues (fat) and enough body mass (this is more about the volume/area ratio) to keep this ...


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General overview. Each toxin and poison probably has it's own evolutionary "arms race". Generally an organism contains a compound that is a bit harmful to other species. As a predator or prey species becomes tolerant to low doses of this compound through natural selection, the compound efficacy could be increased (again by natural selection) on a molecular ...


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Sortof. Just as every adaptation is the product of a small change in something the species already expressed, all toxins start out as something the organism just happens to produce as part of its life. Then there are two evolutionary paths for useful toxins: Poisons - "If you eat me, you will be sorry." These typically begin as metabolites that happen to ...


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This doesn't directly answer your question but my current research is on building models that combine ecological and evolutionary processes. Thompson (1998) is one of the earliest papers to talk about rapid evolution on ecological time-scales. And also a recent paper highlighting the interactions was Schoener (2011). Perhaps reading through these two ...


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The concept of diversity has several definitions. The indices you talk about are NOT ways to estimate diversity but are in themselves the statistics of interest. They are different definitions of what we would commonly call diversity without paying attention to the fact that this word has no meaning. Therefore, you can freely use those indices to compare ...



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