Explaining the co-existence of multiple morphs within a species remains a challenge for evolutionary theory. Recent research suggests arelation between population conditions and morph-specific fitness. The aim of this project is to determine whether spatial and temporal variation in population conditions and related morph-specific fitness may explain the maintenance of multiple female morphs in damselflies. Moreover, differences in morph-specific thermal ecologies wijl be related to variation in population conditions and fitness.
thermal ecology, polymorfism, evolution, dragonflies
|Van Gossum, Hans||promotor|
|Evolutionary Biology Group||unknown|
created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:iweto