Search for dissertations about: "Animal Ecology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 260 swedish dissertations containing the words Animal Ecology.

  1. 1. Evolutionary ecology of arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus (L.)) : Intra- and interspecific interactions in circumpolar populations

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johan Hammar; [1998]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; Arctic char; Salvelinus alpinus; biogeography; niche; life history; population ecology; intra- and interspecific interactions; cannibalism; competition; landlocked; marginal populations; species border; Ekologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi; Animal Ecology; zooekologi;

    Abstract : This thesis examines a suite of ecological and genetic mechanisms influencing the fundamental and realized niche borders of European and North American populations of the Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus (L.)) species complex in allopatry as well as in sympatry with brown trout (Salmo trutta) or brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). READ MORE

  2. 2. Stopover Ecology of Mallards Where, when and how to do what?

    University dissertation from Växjö : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Daniel Bengtsson; Jonas Waldenström; W. Michael Eichholtz; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Age characters; body condition; departure decision; effects of influenza A virus; habitat selection; mallard; movement; Ottenby Bird Observatory; stopover ecology; weather; wild birds; Ecology; Ekologi;

    Abstract : The mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) is the most numerous and widespread duck in the northern hemisphere and a model species in ecology and harvest management. Migration is a crucial life stage for many birds and understanding the drivers of migration has important implications for conservation biology and assessment of animal population responses to global changes. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Evolution of Sexually Homologous Ornaments Selection via Male Mate Choice Coinciding with Male-Male Competition in a Neotropical Mosquito

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sandra South; Göran Arnqvist; Russell Bonduriansky; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; sexual selection; Sabethes cyaneus; Diptera; Culicidae; mosquito; mutual ornamentation; sexual selection; mutual mate choice; male mate choice; female ornament; ecology; animal behaviour; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology Ethology and behavioural ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestrisk; limnisk och marin ekologi Etologi och beteendeekologi; Animal Ecology; Zooekologi;

    Abstract : The evolution of elaborate male ornaments via sexual selection is well-understood while the selective pressures acting on female ornaments remains unresolved. Female ornaments in species with strong sexual selection on the male homologue of the ornament were originally thought to result from an intersexual genetic correlation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Landscape and Scale-Dependent Effects of Organic Farming

    University dissertation from Department of Ecology, Lund University

    Author : Maj Rundlöf; [2007]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Djurekologi; Natural science; Naturvetenskap; Ekologi; Animal ecology; plants; spatial scales; species richness; Ecology; landscape ecology; agri-environment schemes; farming practice; conservation; butterflies; bumble bees;

    Abstract : Declines in the distribution and abundance of many farmland species during recent decades have been attributed to agricultural intensification. Agri-environment schemes are commonly used in Europe to reduce this loss of farmland biodiversity, but their effectiveness may depend on several external factors. READ MORE

  5. 5. Butterfly Diversity and Dispersal in Fragmented Grasslands

    University dissertation from Department of Ecology, Lund University

    Author : Erik Öckinger; [2006]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Naturvetenskap; Djurekologi; Animal ecology; Ekologi; Ecology; Lepidoptera; Landscape ecology; Insects; Species richness; Fragmentation; Mobility; Natural science; Source-sink dynamics; Metapopulations;

    Abstract : During the last decades, the distribution and abundance of many European species of birds, plants and insects in agricultural landscapes have declined due to agricultural intensification. To be able to mitigate these declines, it is essential to know the relative importance on local and regional ecological processes on population persistence and patterns of species richness. READ MORE