Sökning: "damselflies"

Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 9 avhandlingar innehållade ordet damselflies.

  1. 1. Micro- and macroevolutionary aspects of body size diversification and thermal adaptation in insects

    Författare :John Waller; Evolutionär ekologi; []
    Nyckelord :Evolution; body size; Insects; dragonflies; damselflies; Odonata; Comparative methods; fossils;

    Sammanfattning : Body size and body temperature are the two most important traits in biology. In this thesis I show how these twovariables have shaped the evolution of insects over the last 300 million years. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Ontogeny and Population Biology of a Sex-Limited Colour Polymorphism

    Författare :Jessica Abbott; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Nyckelord :NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; embryologi; ontogeni; animal morphology; embryology; Utvecklingsbiologi; Damselflies; Colour polymorphism; Development; Frequency-dependence; Morphology; growth animal ; ontogeny; Animal anatomy; Development biology; Djurs anatomi och morfologi; Population divergence; Animal ecology; Djurekologi;

    Sammanfattning : This study has involved investigation of number of populations of the damselfly Ischnura elegans over several years, looking at frequency changes over time, morphological differences between the sexes and the morphs, differences in growth rate and development time, differences in fecundity between the morphs, and genetic differentiation between populations. I. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Sub-lethal Effects of Anthropogenic Contaminants on Aquatic Invertebrates

    Författare :Warren Kunce; Frank Johansson; Jan Örberg; Sarah Josefsson; Jes Rasmussen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :ecotoxicology; sub-lethal; behavior; biomarkers; thermal tolerance; pesticides; pyrethroids; neonicotinoids; pharmaceuticals; antihistamines; microplastics; mixtures; freshwater; invertebrates; chironomids; damselflies; snails; Biology with specialization in Animal Conservation; Biologi med inriktning mot zoologisk bevarandebiologi;

    Sammanfattning : Anthropogenic contaminants are considered to play a substantial role in the decline of freshwater invertebrate diversity. Sub-lethal effects of many of these contaminants on behaviour and life-history traits of aquatic invertebrates may contribute to their decline. LÄS MER

  4. 4. The effects of exposure to microplastics and pollutants on the arthropod microbiome

    Författare :Javier Edo Varg; Richard Svanbäck; Jarone Pinhassi; Uppsala universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; ecotoxicology; host microbiota; freshwater; anthropogenic pollution; microplastics; pesticides; pyrethroids; detergents; toxic metals; daphnids; chironomids; water boatmen; damselflies; dragonflies;

    Sammanfattning : Anthropogenic pollution is widespread across various ecosystems. This disturbance can alter the interaction between a host and its associated microbiome, with repercussions for hosts traits such as health, behavior, and host evolution. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Thermal adaptation along a latitudinal gradient in damselflies

    Författare :Viktor Nilsson-Örtman; Frank Johansson; Karl Gotthard; Umeå universitet; []
    Nyckelord :NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Growth rate; metabolic theory of ecology; universal temperature dependence; environmental gradients; thermal performance; thermal sensitivity; environmental variability; optimality theory; life history; acclimation; size structure; competition; cannibalism; intraguild predation;

    Sammanfattning : Understanding how temperature affects biological systems is a central question in ecology and evolutionary biology. Anthropogenic climate change adds urgency to this topic, as the demise or success of species under climate change is expected to depend on how temperature affects important aspects of organismal performance, such as growth, development, survival and reproduction. LÄS MER