Jan Kozlowski

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Basically all organisms can be classified as determinate growers if their growth stops or almost stops at maturation, or indeterminate growers if growth is still intense after maturation. Adult size for determinate growers is relatively well defined, whereas in indeterminate growers usually two measures are used: size at maturation and asymptotic size. The(More)
We examined cell size correlations between tissues, and cell size to body mass relationships in passerine birds, amphibians and mammals. The size correlated highly between all cell types in birds and amphibians; mammalian tissues clustered by size correlation in three tissue groups. Erythrocyte size correlated well with the volume of other cell types in(More)
Optimal allocation of energy to growth, reproduction and storage was considered for perennial plants differing in the proportion of vegetative structures persisting over winter and/or in the amount of resources which can be relocated to storage before abscission of some organs. It was found that for every mortality level there exists a critical proportion(More)
Two hypotheses can explain the overproduction of zygotes. Bet-hedging assumes that optimal brood size varies unpredictably among breeding attempts. Excess zygotes are produced so that the number of independent offspring can be flexibly adjusted downward to the optimum number for that attempt. Selective abortion suggests that parents overproduce zygotes,(More)
A specific quality of the discussion about innovation indices (scoreboards) is that more often than not the subject is dealt with from a purely technical point of view. Such a narrow approach silently assumes that indices used as a policy tool are an accurate reflection of the phenomenon and should not be questioned, and also that the whole discussion(More)
Respiratory gas exchange in insects occurs via a branching tracheal system. The entrances to the air-filled tracheae are the spiracles, which are gate-like structures in the exoskeleton. The open or closed state of spiracles defines the three possible gas exchange patterns of insects. In resting insects, spiracles may open and close over time in a(More)
Cell size plays a role in evolutionary and phenotypically plastic changes in body size. To examine this role, we measured the sizes of seven cell types of geckos (Paroedura picta) reared at three constant temperatures (24, 27, and 30°C). Our results show that the cell size varies according to the body size, sex and developmental temperature, but the pattern(More)
Begutachtungen von Knochenfunden, v. a. hinsichtlich Spezies, Individualität, Geschlecht und Liegezeit, sind Bestandteil der forensischen Routine. Hierbei sind sowohl rezente als auch historische Fundstücke zu beurteilen. Morphologisch-morphometrische Untersuchungen erlauben zumeist eine hinreichende Beantwortung oben genannter Aspekte. Die Identifizierung(More)
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