Search for dissertations about: "Alexander Schäpers"

Found 2 swedish dissertations containing the words Alexander Schäpers.

  1. 1. Mechanistic aspects of host plant preference in butterflies

    Author : Alexander Schäpers; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; zoologisk ekologi; Animal Ecology; etologi; Ethology; zoologi; Zoology;

    Abstract : Searching and locating resources is essential for survival. In herbivorous insects search behavior is conducted on several scales, requiring input and integration of information from different sensory modalities. READ MORE

  2. 2. Evolutionary and mechanistic aspects of insect host plant preference

    Author : Alexander Schäpers; Niklas Janz; Steven Heard; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; host plant choice; host range; diet breadth; butterfly; oviposition; specialist; generalist; insect-plant interaction; search behavior; olfaction; decision making; evolution; parasite-host interaction; zoologisk ekologi; Animal Ecology;

    Abstract : Plant feeding insects comprise about 25% of all animal species on earth and play an important role in all ecosystems. Although we understand that their association with plants is a key-factor driving the diversification in this group, we still have large gaps in our knowledge of the underlying processes of this relationship. READ MORE