Ecology of D. mel. summary

Scott Stoltenberg sstolten at s.psych.uiuc.edu
Fri Aug 11 13:26:31 EST 1995


I received many responses to my post regarding the ecology of D. 
melanogaster.  Most responders agreed with my assertion that there
appears to be a dearth of studies on the ecology of natural populations
of D. melanogaster, but not all.  Almost all responders provided references
which I will share below.  I will also add some that I've run across in 
the mean time.  As you will see, there are many (and they all have 
bibliographies!), however I haven't yet found a nitty-gritty description
of the ecology of D. mel. around garbage cans and in fruit markets and such.
I would like to thank the following for their thoughtful responses:
(in no particular order) J. David, Y. Carton, I. Boussy, H.L. Carson, 
Y. Fuyama, P. Batterham, L. Mueller, A. Davis, J.M. Wortley and D. Douse.

Good books to begin with:

The Genetics and Biology of Drosophila (volumes 3a & 3d especially), Ashburner
, Carson and Thompson (eds.) Academic Press, 1983.

Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics of Drosophila. (1990).  Barker, Starmer
and MacIntyre (eds.).  Plenum Press.


Articles:

Taylor, C. E. (1987) Habitat selection within species of Drosophila:  a review
of experimental findings.  Evolutionary Ecology 1:389-400.

Atkinson, W. D. (1985).  Coexistence of Australian rainforest Diptera breeding
in fallen fruit.  J. Anim. Ecol. 54:507-518.

Atkinson, W. D., & Shorrocks, B. (1984).  Aggregation of larval Diptera over
discrete and ephemeral breeding sites:  The implications for coexistence.
Am. Nat. 124:336-351.

Roualt, et al., (1982). Acta Oecol. 3: 331-338.

Vouidibio, et al., (1989). PNAS 86:8442-8446.

McKenzie & McKechnie (1978) Nature 272: 75-76

McKenzie & McKechnie (1983).  Evolution 37:850-853

McKechnie & Geer (1993).  Genetica 90: 201-215.

McKenzie, et al., (1994). Genetica 92: 187-19?.

Turelli et al., (1984).  Habitat and food choice in orchard populations of
Drosophila.  Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 22: 95-106.

Toda (1977).  Jap. J. Ecol. 27:207-214.

Shorrocks (1975).  J. Anim. Ecol. 44: 851-864.

Imaizumi (1979).  Jap. J. Genet. 54: 55-67.

Kekick & Marinkovic (1979).  Ecological and behavioral adaptations of        
Drosophila in field and laboratory conditions.  Aquilo (Finland) Ser. 
Zoo. 20:118-128.  

Jaenike, J. (1986).  Genetic complexity of host-selection behavior in 
Drosophila.  Am. Nat. 126: 662-679.



Thanks to all that contributed to this list.

scott



More information about the Dros mailing list