Provisioning and habitat selection by parasitoids in the Douglas Lake area.

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dc.contributor.author Christensen, Beth en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Campus en_US
dc.coverage.spatial UMBS Station en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T23:26:50Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T23:26:50Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/55008
dc.description.abstract This experiment is concerned with the ovipositing and provisioning behavior of parasitoid insect species of the Douglas Lake area in Cheboygan County, Michigan. Ovipositing and provisioning behaviors are defined as those behaviors that are utilized by parasitoids when laying eggs and providing sustenance for larvae. The research question sought to find a displayed preference for habitat type, oviposition/provision site size, and directional orientation. Oviposition/provision site refers to wood blocks with holes drilled in the ends to provide an insect-sized crevice in which to lay eggs or place larvae stocked with dead or stunned insect prey for food. These wood blocks were placed facing north/south, east/west, and vertical for a control group. After predicting that a difference between habitat, hole size, and direction options would be found, the data showed that only habitat preference was significant. Parasitism was highest at the site along a disturbed upland wooded meadow versus a lakeshore forest site. en_US
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dc.subject Parasitology en_US
dc.subject.other INSECTS en_US
dc.subject.other INVERTEBRATES en_US
dc.subject.other HYMENOPTERA en_US
dc.subject.other PARASITES en_US
dc.subject.other PARASITOIDS en_US
dc.subject.other BEHAVIOR en_US
dc.subject.other ECOLOGY en_US
dc.subject.other HABITAT en_US
dc.subject.other PREFERENCE en_US
dc.title Provisioning and habitat selection by parasitoids in the Douglas Lake area. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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