Hopkins Marine Station Student Paper

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Title: Jumping rhythmicity in a collembolid population on a central California beach and the effect of temperature on jumping activity
Student Author(s): DeLapa, Michael D.
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, Robin
Pages: 42
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1978
Keywords: biological rhythms in marine and maritime organisms
Abstract: Marine collembolids, commonly called springtails, have a jumping organ, the furculata, which allows them to spring into the air. The adaptive significance of jumping behavior is unclear. This work was initiated to investigate the rhythmic nature of jumping behavior in a population and to consider the effect of temperature on this behavior. The work was divided into a preliminary field study followed by experimental work in the laboratory.