A comparative test of the adaptive plasticity hypothesis: relationships between habitat and phenotype in anuran larvae.

@article{Buskirk2002ACT,
  title={A comparative test of the adaptive plasticity hypothesis: relationships between habitat and phenotype in anuran larvae.},
  author={Josh Van Buskirk},
  journal={The American naturalist},
  year={2002},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={87-102}
}
The hypothesis that phenotypic plasticity is maintained by divergent natural selection acting across different environments predicts that populations and species exposed to highly variable environments will express high levels of plasticity. I tested this prediction by measuring the behavioral and morphological responses to aeshnid dragonfly larvae of 16 tadpole species and asking whether predator-induced plasticity is greater in species that experience more variable densities of predators in… CONTINUE READING
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