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Can amphibians take the heat? Vulnerability to climate warming in subtropical and temperate larval amphibian communities
Predicting the biodiversity impacts of global warming implies that we know where and with what magnitude these impacts will be encountered. Amphibians are currently the most threatened vertebrates,Expand
Social fishes and single mothers: brain evolution in African cichlids
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The results suggest that more complex social interactions associated with diet select for larger brains and further that the burden of uniparental care exerts high cognitive demands on females. Expand
Sex, Ecology and the Brain: Evolutionary Correlates of Brain Structure Volumes in Tanganyikan Cichlids
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The results suggest that strong sexual selection is associated with reduced structure volumes, since all correlations between sexually selected traits and structure volumes were negative and the only statistically significant association between sexual selection and structure dimorphism was also negative. Expand
Brain structure evolution in a basal vertebrate clade: evidence from phylogenetic comparative analysis of cichlid fishes
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The results favor a mosaic model of brain evolution, as certain structures are evolving in a modular fashion, with a small but non-negligible influence of concerted evolution in cichlid fishes. Expand
Evidence for small scale variation in the vertebrate brain: mating strategy and sex affect brain size and structure in wild brown trout (Salmo trutta)
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The differences in brain size and structure across mating strategies and sexes suggest the possibility for fine scale adaptive evolution of the vertebrate brain in relation to different life histories. Expand
Distinct Evolutionary Patterns of Brain and Body Size During Adaptive Radiation
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Comparative analyses of the Tanganyikan cichlid adaptive radiation are used to investigate the patterns of evolution for brain size and body size separately and suggest that brain size does not play a key role during adaptive radiation. Expand
MALE CONTEST COMPETITION AND THE COEVOLUTION OF WEAPONRY AND TESTES IN PINNIPEDS
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It is shown that genital length appears to be positively associated with the strength of postcopulatory sexual selection, and both genital length and testes mass are negatively associated with investment in precopulatory weaponry, which is congruent with recent theoretical predictions of contest‐based sperm competition models. Expand
Neotropical diversification seen through glassfrogs
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This work illustrates how the different geological and climatic historical events of the Neotropics shaped, at different levels of the phylogeny, the diversity of a species-rich clade, highlighting the importance of studying large evolutionary radiations at a continental scale. Expand
One strategy does not fit all: determinants of urban adaptation in mammals
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It is shown that all urban mammals produce larger litters; whereas other traits such as body size, behavioural plasticity and diet diversity were important for some but not all taxonomic groups. Expand
Sexual Selection Determines Parental Care Patterns in Cichlid Fishes
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The hypothesis that sexual selection determines parental care patterns in Tanganyikan cichlid fishes is supported using a proxy of sexual selection based on mating system, sexual dichromatism, and dimorphism data. Expand
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