Behavioural consequences of an artificial introduction of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in N. Trinidad: evidence for the evolution of anti-predator behaviour in the wild

@article{Magurran1992BehaviouralCO,
  title={Behavioural consequences of an artificial introduction of guppies (Poecilia reticulata) in N. Trinidad: evidence for the evolution of anti-predator behaviour in the wild},
  author={A. Magurran and Benoni H. Seghers and G. Carvalho and P. Shaw},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  year={1992},
  volume={248},
  pages={117 - 122}
}
Experimental transplants are a particularly effective way of assessing the significance of natural selection in the wild and have been successfully employed in the past to determine how the colour patterns and life histories of guppies, Poecilia reticulata, in Trinidad, evolve in response to predation. In this paper we investigate an existing inter-drainage transplant of guppies, undertaken by C. P. Haskins in 1957, to ascertain whether a change in predation pressure also leads to changes in… Expand
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