About the Authors

Evan H. Campbell Grant


Affiliation United States Geological Survey (USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland, United States of America

Heather J. Lynch

Affiliation Ecology and Evolution Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Rachata Muneepeerakul

Affiliation School of Sustainability and Mathematical, Computational, and Modeling Sciences Center, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

Muthukumarasamy Arunachalam

Affiliation Sri Paramakalyani Centre for Environmental Sciences, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamilnadu, India

Ignacio Rodríguez-Iturbe

Affiliation Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, E-Quad, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

William F. Fagan

Affiliation Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EHCG HJL RM. Performed the experiments: EHCG HJL. Analyzed the data: EHCG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EHCG HJL RM IR-I WFF. Wrote the paper: EHCG HJL RM MA IR-I WFF.