Evolutionary ecology of learning: insights from fruit flies

@article{Kawecki2009EvolutionaryEO,
  title={Evolutionary ecology of learning: insights from fruit flies},
  author={T. Kawecki},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={52},
  pages={15-25}
}
  • T. Kawecki
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Population Ecology
  • 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) are capable of several forms of learning, and have the advantage of a short generation time, which makes them an ideal system for experimental evolution studies. This review summarizes the insights into evolutionary questions about learning gained in the last decade from evolutionary experiments on… CONTINUE READING
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