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Fluctuating selection and the maintenance of individual and sex-specific diet specialization in free-living oystercatchers

van de Pol, Martijn; Brouwer, Lyanne; Ens, Bruno J.; Oosterbeek, Kees; Tinbergen, Joost M.


Fluctuating and disruptive selection are important mechanisms for maintaining intrapopulation trait variation. Nonetheless, few field studies quantify selection pressures over long periods and identify what causes them to fluctuate. Diet specialists in oystercatchers differ in short-term payoffs (intake), but their long-term payoffs are hypothesized to be condition dependent. We test whether phenotypic selection on diet specialization fluctuates between years due to the frequency of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00859.x


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