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Contrasting patterns of phenotypic plasticity in reproductive traits in two great tit (Parus major) populations.

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Phenotypic plasticity is an important mechanism via which populations can respond to changing environmental conditions, but we know very little about how natural populations vary with respect to plasticity. Here we use random-regression animal models to understand the multivariate phenotypic and genetic patterns of plasticity variation in two key life-history traits, laying date and clutch size, using data from long-term studies of great tits in The Netherlands (Hoge Veluwe [HV]) and UK (Wyth...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
Volume:
64
Issue:
8
Pages:
2221-2237
Publication date:
2010-08-05
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EISSN:
1558-5646
ISSN:
0014-3820
URN:
uuid:1e1f6ea5-6fae-45c1-83a4-845b03816079
Source identifiers:
204462
Local pid:
pubs:204462

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