By Anne E. Magurran
This ebook celebrates the guppy's special contribution to evolutionary ecology. Ever considering the fact that Caryl Haskins defined guppy populations as a 'natural test' as a result manner predation strain varies over a small geographical zone, generations of researchers were interested in Trinidad to enquire evolution within the wild. The species maintains to supply vintage examples of typical choice in motion and assuredly illustrates how ecology, evolution, and behavior are interlinked.
Anne Magurran's account of the evolutionary ecology of the guppy integrates historic breakthroughs with new study during this fast-moving box. She unearths how guppies supplied a number of the first facts of sperm pageant and sexual choice, and the way they proceed to notify medical idea on mating platforms and cryptic selection. the results of version in predation risk--as good as a bunch of alternative biotic and abiotic factors--are defined and evaluated in any respect lifestyles phases from perception to demise. The e-book discusses behavioural responses to ecological stipulations along existence historical past styles. It examines the possibility of ecological speciation and discusses new learn into how reproductive separating mechanisms turn into proven in promiscuous mating platforms. Conservation matters also are thought of, either when it comes to conserving the irreplaceable Trinidadian guppy approach and within the context of invasion ecology.
This well timed synthesis of study right into a species that has raised key questions in evolutionary ecology could be of serious curiosity to graduate point scholars in addition to specialist researchers within the fields of behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology.
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