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By Anne E. Magurran

This e-book celebrates the guppy's detailed contribution to evolutionary ecology. Ever considering that Caryl Haskins defined guppy populations as a 'natural test' as a result of manner predation strain varies over a small geographical region, generations of researchers were attracted to Trinidad to enquire evolution within the wild. The species keeps to supply vintage examples of common choice in motion and skillfully illustrates how ecology, evolution, and behavior are interlinked.

Anne Magurran's account of the evolutionary ecology of the guppy integrates historic breakthroughs with new examine during this fast-moving box. She unearths how guppies supplied the various first proof of sperm festival and sexual choice, and the way they proceed to notify clinical notion on mating structures and cryptic selection. the implications of version in predation risk--as good as a bunch of alternative biotic and abiotic factors--are defined and evaluated in any respect lifestyles phases from belief to demise. The publication discusses behavioural responses to ecological stipulations along existence historical past styles. It examines the potential of ecological speciation and discusses new learn into how reproductive separating mechanisms develop into proven in promiscuous mating structures. Conservation matters also are thought of, either when it comes to maintaining the irreplaceable Trinidadian guppy method and within the context of invasion ecology.
This well timed synthesis of analysis right into a species that has raised key questions in evolutionary ecology might be of serious curiosity to graduate point scholars in addition to specialist researchers within the fields of behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology.

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