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From mechanisms to function: An integrated framework of animal innovation

Tebbich, Sabine; Griffin, Andrea S.; Peschl, Markus F.; Sterelny, Kim


Animal innovations range from the discovery of novel food types to the invention of completely novel behaviours. Innovations can give access to new opportunities, and thus enable innovating agents to invade and create novel niches. This in turn can pave the way for morphological adaptation and adaptive radiation. The mechanisms that make innovations possible are probably as diverse as the innovations themselves. So too are their evolutionary consequences. Perhaps because of this diversity, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0195


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