Can ecological and evolutionary arguments solve the riddle of the missing marine insects?

Ruxton, Graeme D. and Humphries, Stuart (2008) Can ecological and evolutionary arguments solve the riddle of the missing marine insects? Marine Ecology, 29 (1). pp. 72-75. ISSN 0173-9565

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Abstract

We critically appraise the recent literature on the paucity of marine insects and conclude that this near-absence does demand explanation; but this explanation is unlikely to be found in the suggested problems of depth for insect respiratory systems. We tentatively suggest some areas where further consideration may yield fruitful answers to this long-standing evolutionary riddle. © 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Blackwell Publishing.

Keywords:adaptation, ecology, evolutionary theory, insect, marine environment, physiology, Crustacea, Hexapoda
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C180 Ecology
C Biological Sciences > C161 Marine Biology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
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Deposited On:13 Oct 2014 11:39

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