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  • Presence of breeding birds improves body condition for a crocodilian nest protector

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  • Fallen nestlings and regurgitant as mechanisms of nutrient transfer from nesting wading birds to crocodilians

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  • The evolutionary consequences of blood-stage vaccination on the rodent malaria Plasmodium chabaudi

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Facilitation (a positive between-species exchange mediated through habitat improvement) is widespread and being increasingly recognized for its importance in structuring communities and shaping species’ distributions. For my thesis research, I assessed how a keystone species is affected by associating with a group of organisms it often consumes—yet also protects. Wading birds (herons, egrets, storks, ibises, spoonbills) nest near alligators in the Everglades, probably because alligator presence deters devastating nest predators such as raccoons and opossums.