Rapid evolution of a sexually selected trait following population establishment in a novel habitat.

  • Pamela J Yeh
  • Published 2004 in
    Evolution; international journal of organic…


Colonization of novel environments creates new selection pressures. Sexually selected traits are affected by the physical and social environment and should be especially susceptible to change, but this has rarely been studied. In southern California, dark-eyed juncos, (Junco hyemalis) naturally breed in mixed-coniferous temperate forests, typically from… (More)