Morphological change and phenotypic plasticity in native and non-native pumpkinseed sunfish in response to sustained water velocities.

@article{Yavno2013MorphologicalCA,
  title={Morphological change and phenotypic plasticity in native and non-native pumpkinseed sunfish in response to sustained water velocities.},
  author={Stan Yavno and Michael G. Fox},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 11},
  pages={2383-95}
}
Phenotypic plasticity can contribute to the proliferation and invasion success of nonindigenous species by promoting phenotypic changes that increase fitness, facilitate range expansion and improve survival. In this study, differences in phenotypic plasticity were investigated using young-of-year pumpkinseed sunfish from colonies established with lentic and lotic populations originating in Canada (native) and Spain (non-native). Individuals were subjected to static and flowing water treatments… CONTINUE READING