Search for dissertations about: "habitat selection"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 71 swedish dissertations containing the words habitat selection.

  1. 1. Through the eyes of a woodpecker: Understanding habitat selection, territory quality and reproductive decisions from individual behaviour

    Author : Ola Olsson; Biodiversitet; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; reproductive success; territory quality; habitat selection; giving-up density; Bayesian processes; foraging; Picidae; lesser spotted woodpecker; Dendrocopos minor; conservation; Animal ecology; Djurekologi;

    Abstract : In this thesis I present some connections between foraging behaviour and reproductive success, time budget, tree species use, and habitat selection. The thesis is based upon both theoretical and empirical work. All empirical studies concern a south Swedish population of lesser spotted woodpeckers Dendrocopos minor, studied between 1990 and 1996. READ MORE

  2. 2. The evolutionary ecology of niche separation : Studies on the sympatric butterflies Leptidea sinapis and Leptidea reali

    Author : Magne Friberg; Wiklund Christer; John N. Thompson; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Lepidoptera; ecological character displacement; reproductive isolation; species discrimination; habitat; host plant; life history; sexual selection; female choice; Biology; Biologi; zoologisk ekologi; Animal Ecology;

    Abstract : Studies of ecology and evolution have become largely integrated, and increasing attention is paid to the role of ecology for speciation and post speciation divergence. In this thesis I have applied an in-depth approach studying the ecology of a butterfly species pair; the morphologically virtually identical sister-species, the Wood white (Leptidea sinapis) and Reál’s wood white (Leptidea reali). READ MORE

  3. 3. Speciation genomics : A perspective from vertebrate systems

    Author : Nagarjun Vijay; Jochen. B.W Wolf; C. Alex Buerkle; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : evolution; speciation; genomics; vertebrate; adaptation; selection; linked selection; crow; killer whale; hybrid zone; transcriptomics; population genetics; behaviour; colouration; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Genetics; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär genetik;

    Abstract : Species are vital entities in biology. Species are generally considered to be discrete entities, consisting of a group of (usually interbreeding) individuals that are similar in phenotype and genetic composition, yet differ in significant ways from other species. READ MORE

  4. 4. Effects of morphometric isolation and vegetation on the macroinvertebrate community in shallow Baltic Sea land-uplift bays

    Author : Joakim Hansen; Lena Kautsky; Erik Bonsdorff; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; lagoons; macrofauna; macrophytes; hydrophytes; charophytes; ecological succession; structural complexity; habitat complexity; habitat selection; species composition; biodiversity; stable isotopes; food web; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestrisk; limnisk och marin ekologi; Plant Ecology; växtekologi;

    Abstract : Shallow sheltered Baltic Sea bays are ecologically important habitats that harbour a unique vegetation community and constitute vital reproduction areas for many coastal fish species. Knowledge about the invertebrate community in these bays is, however, limited. READ MORE

  5. 5. Inference and management of populations in variable environments

    Author : Niclas Jonzén; Evolutionär ekologi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; habitat selection; environmental variability; Population dynamics; harvesting; time series analysis; model selection; Ecology; Ekologi;

    Abstract : Population dynamics in space and time are manifested as changes in the distribution and abundance of organisms. To couple such patterns to the underlying processes is a central question in ecology and also key to successful management. READ MORE