Biology (School of)
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As the crow, flies : identifying genomic loci contributing to adaptation in Drosophila and the corvid radiation (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-27) - ThesisIdentifying loci that contribute to adaptive traits is an important goal of evolutionary biology. I take a comparative genomic approach to identify loci that have responded to divergent selection. First I consider the ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - ThesisAnimal acoustic behavior systems are complex and the lifestyle of marine mammals makes understanding these systems difficult as they spend much time submerged underwater and are often difficult to observe visually. Using ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2018-12-06) - ThesisFor more than forty years, the complex songs emitted by humpback whales have fascinated the scientific community as well as the general public. These songs are produced by males during the breeding season, and are ...
Avian life in a seasonally arid tropical environment : adaptations and mechanisms in breeding, molt and immune function (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-14) - ThesisThere is a growing appreciation of the diversity and uniqueness of tropical organisms, but evidence about the selection pressures that shape this diversity remains sketchy. In this thesis, I investigated how variation in ...