PHENOTYPIC LABILITY AND THE EVOLUTION OF PREDATOR-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN TADPOLES

@inproceedings{Buskirk2002PHENOTYPICLA,
  title={PHENOTYPIC LABILITY AND THE EVOLUTION OF PREDATOR-INDUCED PLASTICITY IN TADPOLES},
  author={Josh Van Buskirk},
  year={2002}
}
  • J. Buskirk
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Biology
The hypothesis that predator-induced defenses in anuran larvae are maintained by divergent selection across multiple predation environments has not been fully supported by empirical results. One reason may be that traits that respond slowly to environmental variation experience a fitness cost not incorporated in the standard adaptive model, due to a time lag between detecting the state of the environment and expressing the phenotypic response. I measured the rate at which behavior and… 

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