Search for dissertations about: "individual variation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 723 swedish dissertations containing the words individual variation.

  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. Teaching for the learning of additive part-whole relations : The power of variation and connections

    Author : Anna-Lena Ekdahl; Ulla Runesson Kempe; Hamsa Venkat; Camilla Björklund; Christiane Benz; Jönköping University; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; variation; variation theory; connections in teaching; making connections; early numbers; teaching and learning additive relations; part-whole relation; part-whole relations of numbers; intervention study;

    Abstract : In this thesis, results from four empirical studies and a re-analysis are synthesized with what can constitute a structural approach to teaching and learning additive part-whole relations among learners aged four to eight years. In line with a structural approach to additive relations, the relations of parts and whole are in focus from the outset and are seen as the basis for addition and subtraction (Davydov 1982; Neuman, 1987). READ MORE

  3. 3. Population-level consequences of variation

    Author : Lena Wennersten; Anders Forsman; Olof Leimar; Deepa Agashe; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; colour polymorphism; diversity; establishment success; evolutionary changes; population-level consequences; predation risk; Tetrix subulata; variation; Evolutionary Biology; Evolutionsbiologi;

    Abstract : Consequences of within population variation have recently attracted an increased interest in evolutionary ecology research. Theoretical models suggest important population-level consequences, but many of these predictions still remain to be tested. READ MORE

  4. 4. Managing Geometrical Variation through Optimization and Visualization

    Author : Johan Lööf; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; NATURAL SCIENCES; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; variation simulation; tolerancing; Tolerance allocation; locating scheme optimization; geometry assurance; visualization of variation; tolerance analysis;

    Abstract : All manufacturing processes are afflicted by variation that causes deviations in critical dimensions in the final product. Geometrical variation results in form and size deviation in individual parts. Assembly variation comes from defects in assembly equipment, and influence how parts are mounted together. READ MORE

  5. 5. Causes and consequences of individual variation in anti-predator traits

    Author : Kaj Hulthén; Enhet akvatisk ekologi; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Animal migration; partial migration; individual differences; predator; personality trait; phenotypic plasticity; inducible defence; mortality risk;

    Abstract : Predation imposes a potent evolutionary force on prey, moulding the evolution of traits and diversification of species, and can furthermore have powerful ecological consequences. We know that different species vary in how they cope with their natural enemies, and, consequently, a huge range of anti-predator defences are displayed in nature. READ MORE