About the Authors

Sievert Rohwer

rohwer@u.washington.edu

Affiliation Burke Museum and Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Robert E. Ricklefs

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Vanya G. Rohwer

Address Current address: Department of Biology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Affiliation Burke Museum and Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Michelle M. Copple

Affiliation Burke Museum and Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: SR RER VGR MC. Performed the experiments: SR RER VGR MC. Analyzed the data: SR RER VGR MC. Wrote the paper: SR RER.