Sökning: "Niclas Kolm"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 6 avhandlingar innehållade orden Niclas Kolm.

  1. 1. Influence of Mate Quality on Reproductive Decisions in a Fish with Paternal Care

    Författare :Niclas Kolm; Anders Berglund; Ben Sheldon; Kai Lindström; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Ecology; sexual selection; differential allocation; evolution of egg size and parental care; Ekologi; Terrestrial; freshwater and marine ecology; Terrestisk; limnisk och marin ekologi;

    Sammanfattning : Female reproductive decisions have been suggested to be highly influenced by mate quality. I have studied whether offspring quality may be adjusted by females to match the attractiveness of males and how strong control females have over their reproductive investment focusing on egg size. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Fishing for Females : Sensory Exploitation in the Swordtail Characin

    Författare :Mirjam Amcoff; Niclas Kolm; Michael Ryan; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Sexual selection; Mate choice; Courtship; Sensory bias; Plasticity; Corynopoma riisei; Mulitiple signalling; Biologi med inriktning mot zooekologi; Biology with specialization in Animal Ecology;

    Sammanfattning : Mate choice plays an important role in sexual selection and speciation. The evolution of mate choice is intriguing in cases where choosy individuals gain little except for genetic material from the mate and where the trait used as a criterion for the choice is costly to its bearer. LÄS MER

  3. 3. The link between brain size, cognitive ability, mate choice and sexual behaviour in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

    Författare :Alberto Corral López; Niclas Kolm; Janette Boughman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; sexual selection; artificial selection; brain evolution; optomotor test; decision-making; discrimination; assessment; optimal decisions; rational choice; behavioural flexibility; expensive tissue; predation; sex ratio; OSR; maintenance of variation; etologi; Ethology;

    Sammanfattning : Competition over access for mates has led to the evolution of many striking examples of morphological traits and behaviour in animals. The rapid development of the sexual selection field in recent decades have dramatically advanced our understanding of what traits make individuals more successful in attracting mates and how preferences for mates evolve over time. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Brain morphology and behaviour in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) : Effects of plasticity and mosaic brain evolution

    Författare :Stephanie Fong; Niclas Kolm; Björn Rogell; Stephen Montgomery; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; brain plasticity; cognition; reversal learning; spatial learning; directed selection; mosaic brain; heritability; brain morphology; boldness; relative telencephalon size; inhibitory control; detour task; Poecilia reticulata; etologi; Ethology;

    Sammanfattning : Understanding how brains have evolved and subsequently culminated in the huge variation in brain morphology among contemporary vertebrate species has fascinated researchers for many decades. It has been recognized that brain morphology is both genetically and environmentally determined. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Thinking in water : Brain size evolution in Cichlidae and Syngnathidae

    Författare :Masahito Tsuboi; Niclas Kolm; Andrew Iwaniuk; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; brain evolution; phylogenetic comparative method; the expensive tissue hypothesis; cichlid; pipefish; seahorse; Biologi med inriktning mot zooekologi; Biology with specialization in Animal Ecology;

    Sammanfattning : Brain size varies greatly among vertebrates. It has been proposed that the diversity of brain size is produced and maintained through a balance of adaptations to different types and levels of cognitive ability and constraints for adaptive evolution. LÄS MER