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Cannibalism in invasive, native and biocontrol populations of the harlequin ladybird

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2014
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Title
Cannibalism in invasive, native and biocontrol populations of the harlequin ladybird
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-14-15
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Authors

Ashraf Tayeh, Arnaud Estoup, Eric Lombaert, Thomas Guillemaud, Natalia Kirichenko, Lori Lawson-Handley, Patrick De Clercq, Benoît Facon

Abstract

Cannibalism is widespread in both vertebrates and invertebrates but its extent is variable between and within species. Cannibalism depends on population density and nutritional conditions, and could be beneficial during colonisation of new environments. Empirical studies are needed to determine whether this trait might facilitate invasion of a new area in natural systems. We investigated whether the propensity for cannibalism in H. axyridis differs both between native and invasive populations and between invasive populations from the core and from the front of the invasive area in Western Europe. We also compared the propensity for cannibalism of these natural populations with that of laboratory-reared biocontrol populations. We measured the cannibalism rates of eggs by first instar larvae and adult females at two different individual densities of ladybirds from three types of population (invasive, native and biocontrol), in laboratory-controlled conditions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 3%
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1 3%
Unknown 34 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 28%
Researcher 8 22%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Professor 2 6%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 50%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 11%
Environmental Science 3 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 8%
Mathematics 2 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 53. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 September 2019.
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#481,926
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Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#91
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#6,901
of 263,566 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#5
of 132 outputs
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