Search for dissertations about: "asexual reproduction"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words asexual reproduction.

  1. 1. Metapopulation and metacommunity processes, dispersal strategies and life-history trade-offs in epiphytes

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Swantje Löbel; Uppsala universitet.; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; asexual; biodiversity; bryophytes; dispersal limitation; establishment; evolution of reproductive traits; germination; growth; habitat fragmentation; landscape dynamics; local processes; patch-tracking; pH; reproduction; species richness; species interactions; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Other biology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Övrig biologi; Ecological Botany; Ekologisk botanik;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to increase knowledge about metapopulation and metacommunity processes in patchy, dynamic landscapes, using epiphytic bryophytes as a model system. Host trees and deciduous forest stands in the coniferous landscape are patchy, temporal and undergo changes in habitat quality during succession. READ MORE

  2. 2. On enchytraeids and naidids: Life history traits and responses to environmental stress

    University dissertation from Anna-Karin Augustsson

    Author : Anna-Karin Augustsson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; oligochaeta; terrestrial naididae; toxicity testing; asexual reproduction; sexual reproduction; drought; environmental stress; metal pollution; Ekologi; Animal ecology; Djurekologi;

    Abstract : My thesis shows that enchytraeids and naidids are sensitive to various forms of environmental stress, which in combination with the wide distribution of both families make them highly suitable for use in risk assessment and soil monitoring. Enchytraeids were subject to chemical stress under both laboratory and field conditions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Macroalgae in the Baltic Sea responses to low salinity and nutrient enrichment in Ceramium and Fucus

    University dissertation from Umeå : Ekologi och geovetenskap

    Author : Lena Bergström; Umeå universitet.; [2005]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; adaptation; asexual reproduction; Baltic Sea; Gulf of Bothnia; salinity; macroalgae; nutrients; sexual reproduction; stress; Ekologi; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi; ekologisk botanik; Ecological Botany;

    Abstract : The brackish Baltic Sea is a marginal environment for both marine and freshwater species. The rate of ecological differentiation is presumably high due to strong selection pressure from a gradient of decreasing salinity that has been present in its current state for only about 3 000 years. READ MORE

  4. 4. Herbivory, phenotypic variation, and reproductive barriers in fucoids

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Botany, Stockholm University

    Author : Helena Forslund; Stockholms universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Non-indigenous species; Enemy Release Hypothesis; Asexual reproduction; Phlorotannins; Distribution; Plant Ecology; växtekologi;

    Abstract : Along the shores of the Northern hemisphere Fucus (Phaeophyceae) species are a prominent presence, providing substrate, shelter, and food for many species. Fucus evanescens, a non-indigenous species (NIS) in Sweden, and F. READ MORE

  5. 5. The balance between sex and asex: evolutionary genetic studies of reproductive variation in Allium vineale

    University dissertation from Department of Genetics, Lund University

    Author : Alf Ceplitis; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; ontogeny; growth animal ; Allium vineale; Development biology; evolution; sexual reproduction; reproductive systems; embryology; Utvecklingsbiologi; ontogeni; embryologi; Genetics; cytogenetics; Genetik; cytogenetik;

    Abstract : Evolutionary theory predicts a disadvantage to sexual reproduction. This manifests itself either by the higher growth rate of asexual females in a dioecious species, or by the higher transmission rate of a gene conferring asexual female function to its carriers in a hermaphrodite species. READ MORE