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A comparative analysis of clinging ability among pad‐bearing lizards
We examined clinging ability, subdigital pad area and body mass in 14 pad-bearing lizard species from three families to test three predictions: (1) clinging ability and pad area should be tightlyExpand
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Comparative landscape genetics and the adaptive radiation of Darwin's finches: the role of peripheral isolation
We use genetic divergence at 16 microsatellite loci to investigate how geographical features of the Galápagos landscape structure island populations of Darwin's finches. We compare the three mostExpand
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An experimental demonstration of exploitation competition in an ongoing invasion
A native asexual gecko, Lepidodactylus lugubris, declines numerically when the sexual gecko Hemidactylus frenatus invades urban/suburban habitats throughout the Pacific. Previous studies showed thatExpand
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A phylogeny of Darwin's finches based on microsatellite DNA length variation
Allele length variation at 16 microsatellite loci was used to estimate the phylogeny of 13 out of the 14 species of Darwin's finches. The resulting topology was similar to previous phylogenies basedExpand
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Colonization and diversification of Galápagos terrestrial fauna: a phylogenetic and biogeographical synthesis
Remote oceanic islands have long been recognized as natural models for the study of evolutionary processes involved in diversification. Their remoteness provides opportunities for isolation andExpand
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Behavioural mechanisms of invasion and displacement in Pacific island geckos (Hemidactylus)
The house gecko Hemidactylus frenatus is currently displacing an ecologically similar, all-female parthenogenetic gecko H. garnotii on a global scale. We tested the previously proposed hypothesesExpand
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Extinction behind our backs: the possible fate of one of the Darwin's finch species on Isla Floreana, Galápagos
Without regular monitoring a rare species may slip into extinction unnoticed. We report a possible case from the Galapagos archipelago. The warbler finch (Certhidea fusca) has not been recorded byExpand
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Effects of El Niño events on Darwin's finch productivity
We studied the effects of heavy and prolonged rainfall associated with four El Nino events on the reproduction of Darwin's finches on the Galapagos island of Daphne Major. Rainfall varied in the ElExpand
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THE EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY OF DARWIN'S FINCHES: SPECIATION, GENE FLOW, AND INTROGRESSION IN A FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPE
Many classic examples of adaptive radiations take place within fragmented systems such as islands or mountains, but the roles of mosaic landscapes and variable gene flow in facilitating speciesExpand
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Heritability of morphological traits in Darwin’s Finches: misidentified paternity and maternal effects
We studied the influence of extra-pair paternity on heritability estimates of morphological traits in a population of the Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis) on Isla Daphne Major, Galápagos. DataExpand
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