Search for dissertations about: "Richard Svanbäck"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 swedish dissertations containing the words Richard Svanbäck.

  1. 1. Ecology and Evolution of Adaptive Morphological Variation in Fish Populations

    Author : Richard Svanbäck; Peter Eklöv; Lennart Persson; Beren Robinson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; competition; functional morphology; individual specialization; inter-individual variation; intra-population variation; morphological variation; ontogeny; Perca fluviatilis; perch; phenotypic plasticity; predation; trade-offs; Ekologi; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Abstract : The work in this thesis deals with the ecology and evolution of adaptive individual variation. Ecologists have long used niche theory to describe the ecology of a species as a whole, treating conspecific individuals as ecological equivalent. READ MORE

  2. 2. Consequences of Environmental Variation for Fish and Their Skin Associated Microbial Communities

    Author : Hanna Berggren; Anders Forsman; Per Larsson; Mark Dopson; Jarone Pinhassi; Richard Svanbäck; Linnéuniversitetet; []

    Abstract : Environmental conditions that vary in space and time influence the distribution, abundance, diversity and evolution of individuals, populations, species and communities. This thesis explores how environmental variation affects diversity at different levels of biological organization, and across a wide range of spatiotemporal scales, by studying fish and their associated microbiomes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Phenotypic Processes Triggered by Biological Invasions

    Author : Philipp E Hirsch; Richard Svanbäck; Skúli Skúlason; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Resource polymorphism; phenotypic plasticity; phenotypic divergence; anti-predator responses; Perca fluviatilis; Rutilus rutilus; Dreissena polymorpha; Biology with specialization in Limnology; Biologi med inriktning mot limnologi;

    Abstract : Individuals within a single population can vary widely in their phenotype e.g. in their body shape. These differences are an important source of biodiversity and they can precede evolutionary divergence within a population. READ MORE

  4. 4. Evolutionary consequences of ecological interactions

    Author : Etsuko Nonaka; Åke Brännström; Göran Englund; Richard Svanbäck; Per Lundberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; adaptive dynamics; eco-evolutionary dynamics; ecological speciation; ecosystem; individual based; population dynamics; phenotypic plasticity; predator-prey; sexual selection;

    Abstract : Eco-evolutionary dynamics integrates the reciprocal interactions betweenecology and evolution. These two branches of biology traditionally assumethe other as static for simplicity. However, increasing evidence shows thatthis simplification may not always hold because ecology and evolution canoperate in similar timescales. READ MORE

  5. 5. Interplay Between Environment and Genes on Morphological Variation in Perch – Implications for Resource Polymorphisms

    Author : Jens Olsson; Peter Eklöv; Mats Björklund; Richard Svanbäck; Andrew P. Hendry; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Ecology; Perch; Resource polymorphism; Genetic differentiation; Phenotypic plasticity; Morphology; Competition; Character divergence; Behavior; Growth rate; Resource level; Gut lenght; Ekologi;

    Abstract : Recent research has suggested that individual specialization within populations could be substantial and more common than previously acknowledged. Eurasian perch is one of many species of fish in lakes of postglacial origin that displays a morphological and dietary variation tightly coupled to the littoral and pelagic habitats of the lake. READ MORE