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  • Selection, genetics and evolution of growth and size 

    Janeiro Silva, Maria João (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis
    A considerable body of work in recent decades in the field of evolutionary quantitative genetics has been motivated by the paradox of stasis. Mismatches between observed dynamics of size in wild populations and evolutionary ...
  • Variation in selection and its evolutionary consequences 

    Hunter, Darren Clarke (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis
    It is widely appreciated that many aspects of selection change temporally when populations experience stochastic environments. However, the long term consequences for adaptive evolution has received less consideration. ...
  • The ontogeny and function of duet codes in territory dynamics of the riverside wren 

    Quiros Guerrero, Esmeralda (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis
    In some species of songbirds, both females and males sing and coordinate their vocalizations to create highly complex joint performances known as duets. Additionally, in some of these species, pair mates combine their ...
  • Investigating mitochondrial dysfunction and lipid abnormalities in Alzheimer's disease 

    Dey, Madhurima (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - Thesis
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of neurodegenerative dementia, estimated to affect 50 million people worldwide. Despite extensive research into AD, current therapeutic options provide only symptomatic ...
  • Humpback whales in Brazil : distribution, abundance and human impacts 

    Bortolotto, Guilherme Augusto (University of St Andrews, 2019-12-03) - Thesis
    The humpback whale population breeding in Brazilian waters has greatly increased, after near extinction due to whaling in the twentieth century. Today, these animals are under pressure from human activities in the area. ...

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