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PLoS Biology Issue Image | Vol. 3(7) July 2005

PLoS Biology Issue Image | Vol. 3(7) July 2005

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A water flea (Daphnia).

Experimentally manipulating the environment of water fleas (Daphnia) demonstrates that extinction risk can be predicted accurately if density dependence is included and reveals that existing models underestimate extinction rates.

Image Credit: Photograph provided by Paul Hebert, Barcode of Life Image Library, University of Guelph, Canada

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A water flea (Daphnia).

Experimentally manipulating the environment of water fleas (Daphnia) demonstrates that extinction risk can be predicted accurately if density dependence is included and reveals that existing models underestimate extinction rates.

Image Credit: Photograph provided by Paul Hebert, Barcode of Life Image Library, University of Guelph, Canada

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.pbio.v03.i07.g001