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The Evolution and Maintenance of Body Colour Polymorphism in Bombus ruderatus in the South Island, New Zealand
(University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences, 2013)
Explaining the wide range of animal colouration in the natural world is a key issue in evolutionary biology. Bumble bees are often brightly coloured and show a range of colours and colour patterns in different species as ...
Post-copulatory sexual selection and the evolution of adaptations to sperm competition risk in an externally fertilising fish.
(University of Canterbury, 2018)
There is extensive evidence from a wide range of taxa that supports sperm competition theory, including studies that show males can adapt to sperm competition by producing more competitive ejaculates. Several traits, ...