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Plasticity and cross-tolerance to heterogeneous environments: divergent stress responses co-evolved in an African fruit fly
(European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 2018)
Plastic adjustments of physiological tolerance to a particular stressor can result in fitness benefits for resistance that might manifest not only in that same environment but also be advantageous when faced with alternative ...
Dispersal propensity, but not flight performance, explains variation in dispersal ability
(The Royal Society Publishing, 2016)
Enhanced dispersal ability may lead to accelerated range expansion and increased rates of population establishment, thereby affecting population genetic structure and evolutionary potential. Morphological, behavioural and ...
Can temperate insects take the heat? A case study of the physiological and behavioural responses in a common ant, Iridomyrmex purpureus (Formicidae), with potential climate change
Insects in temperate regions are predicted to be at low risk of climate change relative to tropical species. However, these assumptions have generally been poorly examined in all regions, and such forecasting fails to ...
Impacts of environmental variability on desiccation rate, plastic responses and population dynamics of Glossina pallidipes
(European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 2014-02)
Physiological responses to transient conditions may result in costly responses with little fitness benefits, and therefore, a trade-off must exist between the speed of response and the duration of exposure to new conditions. ...