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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Carl
dc.contributor.authorSpence, Rowena Grace Alison
dc.contributor.authorBarber, Iain
dc.contributor.authorPrzybylski, Miroslaw
dc.contributor.authorWootton, Robert
dc.identifier.citationSmith , C , Spence , R G A , Barber , I , Przybylski , M & Wootton , R 2014 , ' The role of calcium and predation on plate morph evolution in the three-spined stickleback ( Gasterosteus aculeatus ) ' , Ecology and Evolution , vol. 4 , no. 18 , pp. 3550-3554 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 136112706
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84921928328
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0003-3285-0379/work/47136188
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dc.description.abstractWhile the genetic basis to plate morph evolution of the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) is well described, the environmental variables that select for different plate and spine morphs are incompletely understood. Using replicate populations of three-spined sticklebacks on North Uist, Scotland, we previously investigated the role of predation pressure and calcium limitation on the adaptive evolution of stickleback morphology and behavior. While dissolved calcium proved a significant predictor of plate and spine morph, predator abundance did not. Ecol. Evol., xxx, 2014 and xxx performed a comparable analysis to our own to address the same question. They failed to detect a significant effect of dissolved calcium on morphological evolution, but did establish a significant effect of predation; albeit in the opposite direction to their prediction.
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dc.rights© 2014 The Authors. Ecology and Evolution published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en
dc.subjectCalcium concentrationen
dc.subjectGasterosteus aculeatusen
dc.subjectNatural selectionen
dc.subjectPhenotypic adaptationen
dc.subjectSelective predationen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleThe role of calcium and predation on plate morph evolution in the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)en
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
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