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dc.contributor.advisorSemlitsch, Raymond D.eng
dc.contributor.authorLuhring, Thomas Marshall, 1982-eng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Springeng
dc.description.abstractAll life must balance two key currencies: energy and matter. My dissertation focuses on the struggle that animals face in balancing various permutations of the latter currency: elements. The availability of essential elements governs life processes from cellular to landscape scales. Likewise, biogeochemical cycles are intimately tied to and affected by biotic processes. At the ecosystem level, exchanges of materials and energy across system boundaries (e.g., between terrestrial and aquatic) vary in their spatial and temporal voracity, but are often essential to the functioning of recipient systems. Animals with complex life-histories (e.g., pond-breeding amphibians, diadromous fishes, holometabolous insects) use multiple habitats at various stages of their lives. In doing so, they translocate energy and matter between disparate systems as well as serving as within-system cyclers. We use amphibians to test various interactions of animals with biogeochemical cycles and their role in shaping spatial subsidies.eng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xiv, 123 pages) : illustrations.eng
dc.identifier.oclc891141427eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/43247
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/43247eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.sourceSubmitted by the University of Missouri--Columbia Graduate School.eng
dc.subject.lcshBiogeochemical cycles.eng
dc.subject.lcshEcology.eng
dc.subject.lcshAmphibians.eng
dc.titleComplex life-histories and biogeochemical cycles : interactions between amphibian life-history strategies and elemental cyclingeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineBiological sciences (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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