Land colonisation by fish is associated with predictable changes in life history

@article{Platt2016LandCB,
  title={Land colonisation by fish is associated with predictable changes in life history},
  author={Edward R. M. Platt and Ashley M. Fowler and Terry J Ord},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2016},
  volume={181},
  pages={769-781}
}
The colonisation of new environments is a central evolutionary process, yet why species make such transitions often remains unknown because of the difficulty in empirically investigating potential mechanisms. The most likely explanation for transitions to new environments is that doing so conveys survival benefits, either in the form of an ecological release or new ecological opportunity. Life history theory makes explicit predictions about how traits linked to survival and reproduction should… CONTINUE READING
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