Archivos: Proyectos

  • Causes and consequences of matching habitat choice in Fruit flies (Drosophila)

    Causes and consequences of matching habitat choice in Fruit flies (Drosophila)

    In this new Excellence-project funded by the Spanish Ministry for Science, we aim to evaluate the varied impacts that Matching Habitat Choice may have on individuals, populations and even species. For this we use different lines of genetically modified Fruit flies. When these special flies are exposed to a pulse of light of a specific colour, a […]

  • Experimental population divergence in Zebra finches

    Experimental population divergence in Zebra finches

    Is there an alternative route towards adaptation besides natural selection? An experimental test This project (funded by an Explora-grant and an Excellence-grant from the Spanish Ministry for Science) with Zebra finches shares the theoretical foundation with the project with grasshoppers, and aims to provide a proof-of-principle that Matching Habitat Choice can spatially subdivide and diverge a group of […]

  • Pre-establishment selection on biological invaders (African Weaver birds)

    Pre-establishment selection on biological invaders (African Weaver birds)

    Neglected mechanisms of adaptation to a changing world: pre-establishment selection on biological invaders It is silently assumed that invasive propagules that are introduced into a novel distribution range are a random subset of the native population of origin, basically because there is virtually no data on what happens when propagules are taken up and transported across the […]

  • Matching Habitat Choice in Grasshoppers

    Matching Habitat Choice in Grasshoppers

    Neglected mechanisms of adaptation to a changing world: Matching Habitat Choice Individuals exert Matching Habitat Choice if they somehow evaluate their ecological performance in one or more local habitats, and based on this information choose to stay or not in a given habitat. If individuals have different phenotypes, then the preferred habitat may vary between individuals as […]