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Conceptual issues in local adaptation
Studies of local adaptation provide important insights into the power of natural selection relative to gene flow and other evolutionary forces. They are a paradigm for testing evolutionary hypothesesExpand
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Adaptation to Marginal Habitats
The ability to adapt to marginal habitats, in which survival and reproduction are initially poor, plays a crucial role in the evolution of ecological niches and species ranges. Adaptation to marginalExpand
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Evolutionary biology of starvation resistance: what we have learned from Drosophila
Most animals face periods of food shortage and are thus expected to evolve adaptations enhancing starvation resistance (SR). Most of our knowledge of the genetic and physiological bases of thoseExpand
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A fitness cost of learning ability in Drosophila melanogaster
  • F. Mery, T. Kawecki
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London…
  • 7 December 2003
Maintenance of substantial genetic variation for learning ability in many animal populations suggests that learning ability has fitness costs, but there is little empirical evidence for them. In thisExpand
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Natural polymorphism affecting learning and memory in Drosophila
Knowing which genes contribute to natural variation in learning and memory would help us understand how differences in these cognitive traits evolve among populations and species. We show that aExpand
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Evolutionary ecology of learning: insights from fruit flies
Ecologically and evolutionarily oriented research on learning has traditionally been carried out on vertebrates and bees. While less sophisticated than those animals, fruit flies (Drosophila) areExpand
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Life-History Consequences of Adaptation to Larval Nutritional Stress in Drosophila
Many animal species face periods of chronic nutritional stress during which the individuals must continue to develop, grow, and/or reproduce despite low quantity or quality of food. Here, we useExpand
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A Cost of Long-Term Memory in Drosophila
Two distinct forms of consolidated associative memory are known in Drosophila: long-term memory and so-called anesthesia-resistant memory. Long-term memory is more stable, but unlikeExpand
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Experimental evolution of learning ability in fruit flies
  • F. Mery, T. Kawecki
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 21 October 2002
The presence of genetic variation for learning ability in animals opens the way for experiments asking how and under what ecological circumstances improved learning ability should evolve. Here weExpand
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Evolutionary Consequences of Asymmetric Dispersal Rates
We study the consequences of asymmetric dispersal rates (e.g., due to wind or current) for adaptive evolution in a system of two habitat patches. Asymmetric dispersal rates can lead to overcrowdingExpand
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