The influence of developmental environment on the evolution of olfactory foraging behaviour in procellariiform seabirds

  title={The influence of developmental environment on the evolution of olfactory foraging behaviour in procellariiform seabirds},
  author={Richard Van Buskirk and Gabrielle A Nevitt},
  journal={Journal of Evolutionary Biology},
The evolutionary origins of foraging behaviour by procellariiform seabirds (petrels, albatrosses and shearwaters) are poorly understood. Moreover, proximate factors affecting foraging ecology, such as the influence of environment on the development of sensory systems, have yet to be addressed. Here, we apply comparative methods based on current procellariiform phylogenies to identify associations between sensory modalities and the developmental environment that may underlie the evolution of… 

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