The research conducted by researchers and students from Population Ecology Lab in cooperation with researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, University of Lisbon, and Western Illinois University has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. By combining laboratory experiments and field surveys, they demonstrated the importance of sink habitats for population persistence in temporally varying environments and emphasized the relevance of source-sink dynamics in shaping species’ ecological niches. The study was supported by the National Science Centre, Poland.
Laska, A., Magalhães, S., Lewandowski, M., Puchalska, E., Karpicka-Ignatowska, K., Radwańska, A.,
Meagher, S., Kuczyński, L., Skoracka, A. 2021. A sink host allows a specialist herbivore to persist in a
seasonal source. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288: 20211604.
The article is available here: http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1604