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Locusts are famous for its excellent jumping performance. Jumping helps locusts avoid predators and initiate flight. In this paper, high-speed videos are recorded to analyze the jumping performance of Locusta migratoria Linnaeus from ground with different roughness....

["Animal Behavior","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2877v1
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Knowledge on how functional responses (a measurement of feeding interaction strength) are affected by patch size and habitat complexity (represented by refuge availability) is crucial for understanding food-web stability and subsequently biodiversity. Due to their...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2190v2
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Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (rhabdom) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given resource, rhabdom length,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2192v1
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The Mass, Metabolism and Length Explanation (MMLE) was advanced in 1984 to explain the relationship between metabolic rate and body mass for birds and mammals. This paper reports on a modernized version of MMLE. MMLE deterministically predicts the absolute value...

["Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.437v3
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Understanding the dynamics of harmful algal blooms (HABs) in lakes can inform management strategies to reduce their economic and health impacts. Previous studies have analyzed spatially replicated samples from a single time or have fit phenomenological models to...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.75v2
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