Detection experiments with humans implicate visual predation as a driver of colour polymorphism dynamics in pygmy grasshoppers

E Karpestam, Sami Merilaita, A Forsman

    Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

    36 Sitaatiot (Scopus)

    Abstrakti

    Conclusions: Our findings demonstrate that crypsis is background-dependent, and implicate visual predation as an important driver of evolutionary modifications of colour polymorphism in pygmy grasshoppers. Our study provides the clearest evidence to date that using humans as 'predators' in detection experiments may provide reliable information on the protective values of prey colour patterns and of natural selection and microevolution of camouflage in the wild.
    AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
    Sivut1–12
    Sivumäärä12
    JulkaisuBMC Ecology
    Vuosikerta13
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2013
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

    Keywords

    • Biodiversity
    • Camouflage
    • Colour polymorphism
    • Crypsis
    • Evolution
    • Predation
    • Tetrix subulata

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