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Fluctuations in population composition dampen the impact of phenotypic plasticity on trait dynamics in superb fairy-wrens

van de Pol, Martijn; Osmond, Helen; Cockburn, Andrew


In structured populations, phenotypic change can result from changes throughout an individual's lifetime (phenotypic plasticity, age-related changes), selection and changes in population composition (environment- or density-driven fluctuations in age-structure). The contribution of population dynamics to phenotypic change has often been ignored. However, for understanding trait dynamics, it is important to identify both the individual- and population-level mechanisms responsible for trait...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Animal Ecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2011.01919.x


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