Edge effect article disputing common wisdom about predators is online early at Ecology

A study that is a collaboration with our own Biology Department's Gina Wimp and Danny Lewis (as well as Shannon Murphy at Denver University) looking at edge effects on predators just was published online early in Ecology! The study looked at invertebrate communities (sucked up with the d-vacs shown in the picture) across a marsh grass ecosystem showed that in contrary to popular wisdom, most predators do not show increased abundances at edges. This is actually another study to debunk this apparently undebunkable claim, but we also showed how we can use structure and resources to make specific predictions in some cases.