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Modes of response to environmental change and the elusive empirical evidence for bet hedging
  • A. Simons
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 June 2011
Uncertainty is a problem not only in human decision-making, but is a prevalent quality of natural environments and thus requires evolutionary response. Unpredictable natural selection is expected toExpand
Phylogeny and polyploidy: resolving the classification of cyprinine fishes (Teleostei: Cypriniformes).
Cyprininae is the largest subfamily (>1300 species) of the family Cyprinidae and contains more polyploid species (∼400) than any other group of fishes. We examined the phylogenetic relationships ofExpand
Coming to America: multiple origins of New World geckos
Geckos in the Western Hemisphere provide an excellent model to study faunal assembly at a continental scale. We generated a time‐calibrated phylogeny, including exemplars of all New World geckoExpand
Phylogeography of the northern hogsucker, Hypentelium nigricans (Teleostei: Cypriniformes): genetic evidence for the existence of the ancient Teays River
Aim  To assess the roles of dispersal and vicariance in shaping the present distribution and diversity within Hypentelium nigricans, the northern hogsucker (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). LocationExpand
Many wrongs: the advantage of group navigation.
  • A. Simons
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • 1 September 2004
The many wrongs principle, first proposed by Bergman and Donner in 1964, and developed by Hamilton and Wallraff three decades ago, provides a link between these lines of current interest by suggesting that navigational accuracy increases with group size. Expand
Species limits and phylogeography of North American cricket frogs (Acris: Hylidae).
Cricket frogs are widely distributed across the eastern United States and two species, the northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) and the southern cricket frog (A. gryllus) are currently recognized.Expand
Variation in seed traits of Lobelia inflata (Campanulaceae): sources and fitness consequences.
Seed germination constitutes an important event in the life cycle of plants. Two related seed traits affect fitness: seed size and the timing of seed germination. In three sets of experiments, we (1)Expand
Phylogeography and post-glacial colonization patterns of the rainbow darter, Etheostoma caeruleum (Teleostei: Percidae)
Aim  To examine the effects of historical climate change and drainage isolation on the distribution of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b genetic variation within the rainbow darter, Etheostoma caeruleumExpand
Fluctuating natural selection accounts for the evolution of diversification bet hedging
  • A. Simons
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 7 June 2009
Natural environments are characterized by unpredictability over all time scales. This stochasticity is expected on theoretical grounds to result in the evolution of ‘bet-hedging’ traits that maximizeExpand