Experimentally induced life-history evolution in a killifish in response to the introduction of guppies.

@article{Walsh2011ExperimentallyIL,
  title={Experimentally induced life-history evolution in a killifish in response to the introduction of guppies.},
  author={Matthew R. Walsh and David N. Reznick},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2011},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={1021-36}
}
Life-history theory predicts that increased predation on juvenile age/size-classes favors delayed maturation and decreased reproductive investment. Although this theory has received correlative support, experimental tests in nature are rare. In 1976 and 1981, guppies (Poecilia reticulata) were transplanted into localities that previously only contained a… CONTINUE READING