The Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD) is a new initiative building on St Andrews' strengths in fundamental and applied research into the origins and maintenance of biodiversity. The CBD has strong collaborative links with researchers found across the University in the Schools of Biology, Psychology, Geography & GeoSciences, Mathematics and Management.

For more information please visit the Centre for Biological Diversity home page.

Recent Submissions

  • Heterospecific shoaling in an invasive poeciliid: shared history does not affect shoal cohesion 

    Ali, Jarome R.; Deacon, Amy E.; Mahabir, Keshan; Ramnarine, Indar W.; Magurran, Anne E. (2018-04) - Journal article
    Social behaviour potentially plays an important role in invasion success. New colonists, for example, may glean useful information about predators and food by interacting with native heterospecifics. The extent to which ...
  • Contrasting patterns of changes in abundance following a bleaching event between juvenile and adult scleractinian corals 

    Álvarez-Noriega, Mariana; Baird, Andrew H.; Bridge, Tom C.L.; Dornelas, Maria; Fontoura, Luisa; Pizarro, Oscar; Precoda, Kristin; Torres-Pulliza, Damaris; Woods, Rachael M.; Zawada, Kyle; Madin, Joshua S. (2018-06) - Journal article
    Coral bleaching events have caused extensive mortality on reefs around the world. Juvenile corals are generally less affected by bleaching than their conspecific adults and therefore have the potential to buffer population ...
  • Quantification and decomposition of environment-selection relationships 

    Hunter, Darren C.; Pemberton, Josehpine; Pilkington, Jill; Morrissey, Michael Blair (2018-04) - Journal article
    In nature, selection varies across time in most environments, but we lack an understanding of how specific ecological changes drive this variation. Ecological factors can alter phenotypic selection coefficients through ...
  • How to make a haploid male 

    Ross, Laura; Davies, Nicholas; Gardner, Andy (2019-03-07) - Journal article
    Haplodiploidy has evolved repeatedly among invertebrates, and appears to be associated with inbreeding. Evolutionary biologists have long debated the possible benefits for females in diplodiploid species to produce haploid ...
  • Sexual signal loss : the link between behaviour and rapid evolutionary dynamics in a field cricket 

    Zuk, Marlene; Bailey, Nathan W.; Gray, Brian; Rotenberry, John T. (2018-03-05) - Journal article
    1. Sexual signals may be acquired or lost over evolutionary time, and are tempered in their exaggeration by natural selection. 2. In the Pacific field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus, a mutation (“flatwing”) causing loss ...

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