Székely, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., & Denoël, M. (2020). Adult—Juvenile interactions and temporal niche partitioning between life-stages in a tropical amphibian. PLoS ONE, 15(9), 0238949.
Divergence in ecological niche offers organisms the opportunity of exploiting different food and habitat resources, scaling down competition and predation both among species, and within different age or size ...
Székely, D., Cogalniceanu, D., Székely, P., Armijos-Ojeda, D., Espinosa-Mogrovejo, V., & Denoël, M. (2020). How to recover from a bad start: size at metamorphosis affects growth and survival in a tropical amphibian. BMC Ecology, 20, 24.
Background: In species with complex life cycles, size at metamorphosis is a key life-history trait which reflects the complex interactions between costs and benefits of life in the aquatic and terrestrial ...
Székely, D., Cogălniceanu, D., Székely, P., & Denoël, M. (2018). Dryness affects burrowing depth in a semi-fossorial amphibian. Journal of Arid Environments, 155, 79-81.
The fossorial life-history emerged as a response to hostile environmental conditions, such as extreme temperatures and dryness. It evolved independently in different lineages of amphibians, which are ...
Székely, D., Székely, P., Denoël, M.* , & Cogălniceanu, D.* . (2018). Random size-assortative mating despite size-dependent fecundity in a Neotropical amphibian with explosive reproduction. Ethology, 124(4), 218-226.
Sexual selection theory predicts that, when body size is correlated with fecundity, there should be fitness advantages for mate choice of the largest females. Moreover, because larger males are expected to ...
* These authors have contributed equally to this work.
Székely, D., Denoël, M., Székely, P., & Cogalniceanu, D. (2017). Pond drying cues and their effects on growth and metamorphosis in a fast developing amphibian. Journal of Zoology, 303(2), 129-135.
The hydroperiod of breeding habitats imposes a strong selection on amphibians and pond-breeding species usually exhibit a high degree of plasticity in the duration of larval period. However, the potential for ...