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Maggie Mamantov

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behavioral ecology, invasion biology, community ecology, climate change, behavioral plasticity, reproductive behaviors, parental provisioning, competition, Onthophagus dung beetles

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Behavioral plasticity allows individuals to modify their behavior in response to environmental changes; therefore, behavioral plasticity may play an important role in biological invasions. I study how plasticity of reproductive behaviors influences invasion success, specifically by effecting survival and competitive ability. I use dung beetles of the genus Onthophagus as my study system.

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