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By Jordi Moya-Laraño, Jennifer Rowntree, Guy Woodward

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This pattern reflected the reduced recruitment rate of young of the year after guppies had been introduced. Fraser and Lamphere complemented these observations with experiments that showed that the most likely cause of this shift in size distribution is guppy predation on newborn Rivulus, rather than competition between adult guppies and juvenile Rivulus. 4 The impact of guppies on Invertebrates The guppy introductions caused a decrease in the abundance and biomass of predatory and gathering invertebrates 2 years post-introduction compared with the upstream controls in the Upper and Lower Lalaja system (Fig.

2011) illustrate the dramatic consequences of trophic downgrading, or the elimination of apex predators. Likewise, Paine (1966, 1974) characterized the consequences of the natural presence or absence of a keystone predator. What we need to imagine in such circumstances is the consequences of the resulting ecosystem changes for the nature of selection on 36 Joseph Travis et al. the species instigating these changes and for the selective milieu of the rest of the species in the system. , 2011) have anything in common with LP guppies in the way they deplete their environment of resource, restructure their ecosystems and, perhaps, impose selection on themselves, and cause themselves to adapt to what they have done to their ecosystem.

Phenotypic and genetic changes in an introduction experiment. Evolution 41, 1370–1385. , 1996. Life-history evolution in guppies (Poecilia reticulata: Poeciliidae). 5. Genetic basis of parallelism in life histories. Am. Nat. 147, 339–359. , 1982. The impact of predation on life history evolution in Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Evolution 36, 160–177. , 1990.

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