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Contrasting Population and Life History Responses of a Young Morph-Pair of European Whitefish to the Invasion of a Specialised Coregonid Competitor, Vendace
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Invasions of non-native species represent a global problem of great scientific interest. Here we study in detail the response in population and life history characteristics of closely related native species, with divergent habitat preferences, that are impacted by an invading species over a sufficient time period to allow a new stable state to become established. A time series of 20 years starting ...
Invader population speeds up life history during colonization
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2012)
We explore the long-term developments in population biology and life history during the invasion and establishment of the fish species vendace Coregonus albula in a subarctic watercourse by comparing life-history traits and molecular genetic estimates between the source and the colonist population. The two populations exhibited highly contrasting life-history strategies. Relative to the source ...
The role of gill raker number variability in adaptive radiation of coregonid fish
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2010-07-27)
Gill raker divergence is a general pattern in adaptive radiations of postglacial fish, but few studies have addressed the adaptive significance of this morphological trait in foraging and eco-evolutionary interactions among predator and prey. Here, a set of subarctic lakes along a diversifying gradient of coregonids was used as the natural setting to explore correlations between gill raker numbers ...