Experimentally assessing the relative importance of predation and competition as agents of selection

@article{Calsbeek2010ExperimentallyAT,
  title={Experimentally assessing the relative importance of predation and competition as agents of selection},
  author={R. Calsbeek and R. M. Cox},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={465},
  pages={613-616}
}
Field experiments that measure natural selection in response to manipulations of the selective regime are extremely rare, even in systems where the ecological basis of adaptation has been studied extensively. The adaptive radiation of Caribbean Anolis lizards has been studied for decades, leading to precise predictions about the influence of alternative agents of selection in the wild. Here we present experimental evidence for the relative importance of two putative agents of selection in… Expand
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