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Animal personality – defined as consistent differences in behaviour among individuals – is a growing field in behavioural ecology due to its demonstrated effects on fitness. However, the ontogeny of personality under natural conditions remains relatively unexplored. In this thesis, I examine the...
The evolutionary embryologist Gavin Rylands de Beer can be viewed as one of the forerunners of modern evolutionary developmental biology in that he posed crucial questions and proposed relevant answers about the causal relationship between ontogeny and phylogeny. In his developmental approach to...
Here I assess sources of intraspecific morphological variability in the armoured dinosaurs (Dinosauria: Ornithischia: Ankylosauria), approached from the viewpoints of ontogenetic allometry, fossil bone histology, and individual variation. Juvenile specimens of Pinacosaurus grangeri Gilmore, 1933,...
Ontogenetic patterns in heritable variation for body size: using random regression models in a wild ungulate populationDownload
Body size is an important determinant of fitness in many organisms. While size will typically change over the lifetime of an individual, heritable components of phenotypic variance may also show ontogenetic variation. We estimated genetic (additive and maternal) and environmental covariance...
Raw data: changes in personality associated with maturation and territory acquisition in the red squirrel
Raw data: changes in personality associated with maturation and territory acquisition in the red squirrelDownload
Raw dataset for 'changes in personality associated with maturation and territory acquisition in the red squirrel' (to be submitted to Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences)
Review: From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Developmental Evolution by Manfred Daubichler; Jane MaienscheinDownload
Introduction: The biological process of development has always served as a focal point for empirical research and conceptual reflection on organisms and life in general. Many have drawn connections between development (ontogeny) and the history of life (phylogeny). The most recent manifestation...