Search for dissertations about: "Terrestrisk"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the word Terrestrisk.

  1. 1. Life at stake when playing hide and seek : Concealing effects of prey colouration and visual backgrounds

    Author : Marina Dimitrova; Merilaita Sami; Innes C. Cuthill; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; predation; adaptive prey coloration; camouflage; concealment; crypsis; background matching; disruptive colouration; distractive markings; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; zoologisk ekologi; Animal Ecology;

    Abstract : A prey animal can use different strategies to avoid becoming eaten by predators. One such widely recognised strategy is the use of body colouration to decrease the risk of becoming detected, i.e. cryptic colouration. READ MORE

  2. 2. Survival patterns and density-dependent processes in breeding mallards Anas platyrhynchos

    Author : Gunnar Gunnarsson; Kjell Sjöberg; Johan Elmberg; Per Lundberg; Robert Clark; Högskolan Kristianstad; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; broods; dabbling ducks; density dependence; ducklings; experiments; models; mortality; nest predation; regulation; survival; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi;

    Abstract : Measuring and assessing vital rates such as births and deaths are prerequisites for understanding population dynamics. Vital rates may be affected by the density of individuals, even though the importance of density dependence on population dynamics has been debated for a long time. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tracing selection and adaptation along an environmental gradient in Populus tremula

    Author : David Hall; Pär Ingvarsson; Thomas Bataillon; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Local adaptation; Selection; genetic differentiation; QST; FST; Association study; frequency spectra; recurrent hitchhiking; selective sweep; Tree; Populus; natural selection; quantitative genetics; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; Population Biology; populationsbiologi; genetik; Genetics;

    Abstract : The distribution of the expressed genotype is moved around in the population over time byevolution. Natural selection is one of the forces that act on the phenotype to change the patterns ofnucleotide variation underlying those distributions. READ MORE

  4. 4. Epiphytic lichen responses to nitrogen deposition

    Author : Otilia Johansson; Kristin Palmqvist; Johan Olofsson; Annika Nordin; Lars E Ericson; Peter Crittenden; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Lichens; air pollution; nitrogen deposition; phosphorus; growth; chlorophyll a; boreal forest; field experiment; irrigation; carbon based secondary compounds; Lavar; luftföroreningar; alg; svamp; kväve; fosfor; skog; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi; ekologisk botanik; Ecological Botany;

    Abstract : Nitrogen (N) deposition has increased globally over the last 150 years and further increase is predicted for the future. Nitrogen is an important nutrient for lichens, involved in many processes in both photobiont and mycobiont.  However, N can be a stressor, causing many lichens and lichen communities to disappear with increased deposition. READ MORE

  5. 5. Effects of climate change on boreal wetland and riparian vegetation

    Author : Lotta Ström; Roland Jansson; Christer Nilsson; Sarah Gergel; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; biomass; flooding; hydrologic niche; invasibility; riparian zone; riparian plant species; river margin; climate scenario; seed sowing experiment; species composition; species richness; transplant experiment; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi;

    Abstract : Models of climate change predict that temperature will increase during the 21th century and the largest warming will take place at high northern latitudes. In addition to warming, predictions for northern Europe include increased annual precipitation and a higher proportion of the precipitation during winter falling as rain instead of snow. READ MORE