Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 236 avhandlingar innehållade ordet life-history.
Sammanfattning : This thesis integrates sexual selection theory with life history theory to elucidate the causes and consequences of variation in a male secondary sexual trait. The model organism, the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis), was studied on Gotland, Sweden. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Ageing is the progressive physiological deterioration that appears with increasing age and eventually leads to a decline in survival and reproduction. This physiological process is omnipresent across the tree of life, but the expected trajectory can widely vary between and within species. LÄS MER
3. Reproduction and moult in pied and collared flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca and F. albicollis) : A life-history approach
Sammanfattning : This thesis examines the trade-offs between investments in reproduction and self-maintenance (moult) in pied and collared flycatchers (Ficedula hypoleuca and F. albicollis). These two long-distance migratory passerine bird species were studied on the breeding grounds in Fennoscandia and in England. LÄS MER
4. Causes and consequences of life-history variation : The effects of parasites, glucocorticoids, and environmental conditions in the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)
Sammanfattning : Life-history is the study of all the different stages of life that affect reproductive success and survival between the birth and death of an organism. The reproductive output of an organism is constrained by many things including time, resource, disease agents and environmental conditions. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Evolution is not always straight-forward, as selection pressures may differ between different generations of the same species. This thesis focuses on the evolution of life history of the model species, the Green-veined White butterfly Pieris napi. In central Sweden P. napi has two generations per year. LÄS MER