Insularity and the evolution of melanism, sexual dichromatism and body size in the worldwide-distributed barn owl.

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Island biogeography has provided fundamental hypotheses in population genetics, ecology and evolutionary biology. Insular populations usually face different feeding conditions, predation pressure, intraspecific and interspecific competition than continental populations. This so-called island syndrome can promote the evolution of specific phenotypes like a… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.01961.x

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@article{Roulin2010InsularityAT, title={Insularity and the evolution of melanism, sexual dichromatism and body size in the worldwide-distributed barn owl.}, author={Alexandre Roulin and Nicolas Salamin}, journal={Journal of evolutionary biology}, year={2010}, volume={23 5}, pages={925-34} }