Adaptive plasticity and plasticity as an adaptation : a selective review of plasticity in animal morphology and life history

@inproceedings{Gotthard2007AdaptivePA,
  title={Adaptive plasticity and plasticity as an adaptation : a selective review of plasticity in animal morphology and life history},
  author={Karl Gotthard},
  year={2007}
}
During the last decade there has been a rapidly growing interest in the study of phenotypic plasticity in animals. Confused terminology in this field of research may be one reason why the focus of many studies is not as clear as it could be. The field of plasticity highlights the general problem of demonstrating adaptation. We discuss the terminology and methodology of plasticity studies, with particular reference to the question of which patterns should be considered evidence for plasticity as… CONTINUE READING

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