Ecology of D. mel. summary

Scott Stoltenberg sstolten at
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.


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.


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