Evolution of aquatic insect behaviours across a gradient of disturbance predictability.

@article{Lytle2007EvolutionOA,
  title={Evolution of aquatic insect behaviours across a gradient of disturbance predictability.},
  author={David A. Lytle and Michael T. Bogan and Debra S. Finn},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={275 1633},
  pages={
          453-62
        }
}
Natural disturbance regimes--cycles of fire, flood, drought or other events--range from highly predictable (disturbances occur regularly in time or in concert with a proximate cue) to highly unpredictable. While theory predicts how populations should evolve under different degrees of disturbance predictability, there is little empirical evidence of how this occurs in nature. Here, we demonstrate local adaptation in populations of an aquatic insect occupying sites along a natural gradient of… CONTINUE READING
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