Special Issue "Phenotypic Plasticity and Natural Selection"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: ecological mechanisms of evolutionary diversification; multivariate biometry and geospatial analysis; traditional and geometric morphometrics; evolutionary theory; predation ecology; phenotypic plasticity; animal behavior; aquatic ecology
The explosive growth in studies on phenotypic plasticity since the 'rennaissance of the phenotype' was declared in 1989 may be waning, although it is clear that we have not figured out a large fraction of what there is to know about this phenomenon. We know that this is the case because the contributing authors in this Special Issue have pointed to several new or recently revealed phenomena within the sphere of phenotypic plasticity, such as the likelihood of and selection for multi-moment reaction norms, and complex forms of plastic trait integration, the plastic development of non-additive phenotypes, and recent advances and open questions in the discovery of the developmental and genetic underpinnings of plasticity. Our hope is that we will collect in one place a plethora of ideas to foster continued progress in the field of plasticity research.
Dr. Thomas J. DeWitt
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- reaction norms
- evolutionary adaptation
- variable environments
- off-plane phenotypes