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The percentage of species with high evolutionary distinctiveness (ED) scores in four different classes was related to conservation concern. We considered the number of species belonging to the upper level of the distribution of ED scores, and the overall distribution of ED scores in each category...

Author(s)
Morelli, F.; Møller, A. P.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Biodiversity and Conservation, 2018, 27, 2, pp 381-394
Abstract

Background: Trait polymorphism can evolve as a consequence of frequency-dependent selection. Coevolutionary interactions between hosts and parasites may lead to selection on both to evolve extreme phenotypes deviating from the norm, through disruptive selection. Methodology/Principal finding: Here, ...

Author(s)
Yang CanChao; Liang Wei; Cai Yan; Shi SuHua; Takasu, F.; Møller, A. P.; Antonov, A.; Fossøy, F.; Moksnes, A.; Røskaft, E.; Stokke, B. G.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2010, No.May, pp e10816
Abstract

Microorganisms have shaped the evolution of a variety of defense mechanisms against pathogenic infections. Radioactivity modifies bacterial communities and, therefore, bird hosts breeding in contaminated areas are expected to adapt to the new bacterial environment. We tested this hypothesis in...

Author(s)
Ruiz-Rodríguez, M.; Møller, A. P.; Mousseau, T. A.; Soler, J. J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
The Science of Nature, 2016, 103, 9/10, pp 71
Abstract

Hamilton and Zuk (Science 218:384-387, 1982) supported their influential hypothesis of parasite-mediated sexual selection based on a positive interspecific correlation between the prevalence of blood parasites and the expression of male displays in birds. However, subsequent studies provided mixed...

Author(s)
Garamszegí, L. Z.; Møller, A. P.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2012, 66, 1, pp 107
Abstract

The use of artificial nest boxes has led to significant progress in bird conservation and in our understanding of the functional and evolutionary ecology of free-ranging birds that exploit cavities for roosting and reproduction. Nest boxes and their improved accessibility have made it easier to...

Author(s)
Lambrechts, M. M.; Wiebe, K. L.; Sunde, P.; Solonen, T.; Sergio, F.; Roulin, A.; Møller, A. P.; López, B. C.; Fargallo, J. A.; Exo, K. M.; Dell'Omo, G.; Costantini, D.; Charter, M.; Butler, M. W.; Bortolotti, G. R.; Arlettaz, R.; Korpimäki, E.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Journal of Ornithology, 2012, 153, 1, pp 23-34
Abstract

Potentially, pathogenic bacteria are one of the main infective agents against which a battery of chemical and physical barriers has evolved in animals. Among these are the secretions by the exocrine uropygial gland in birds. The antimicrobial properties of uropygial secretions may prevent...

Author(s)
Soler, J. J.; Peralta-Sánchez, J. M.; Martín-Platero, A. M.; Martín-Vivaldi, M.; Martínez-Bueno, M.; Møller, A. P.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2012, 25, 9, pp 1779-1791
Abstract

Ionizing radiation produces oxidative stress, but organisms can adapt to their exposure with physiological adaptive responses. However, the role of radioadaptive responses in wild populations remains poorly known. At Chernobyl, studies of birds and other taxa including humans show that chronic...

Author(s)
Galván, I.; Bonisoli-Alquati, A.; Jenkinson, S.; Ghanem, G.; Wakamatsu, K.; Mousseau, T. A.; Møller, A. P.; Blount, J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK
Citation
Functional Ecology, 2014, 28, 6, pp 1387-1403
Abstract

All organisms are adapted to their native environment, posing problems in terms of fitness costs for individuals that leave this environment. Other species constitute an important coevolving component of this native environment, with more than half of all living organisms being parasites. All host...

Author(s)
Møller, A. P.; Szép, T.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Journal of Ornithology, 2011, 152, Suppl. 1, pp 141-150
Abstract

Background: Several types of selective forces can act to promote parasite specialization. Parasites might specialize on some suitable hosts at the cost of decreasing effectiveness when exploiting other species of hosts, and specialization can be more easily selected for in hosts that the parasites...

Author(s)
Soler, J. J.; Martín Vivaldi, M.; Møller, A. P.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Evolutionary Biology, 2009, 9, 88, pp (30 April 2009)
Abstract

It is suggested that ectoparasites may be a key factor in the evolution and maintenance of the establishment of weight hierarchies within broods of nestling birds. The hypothesis is proposed that weight hierarchies within broods may be adaptive if the chick in poor condition is the one with the...

Author(s)
Christe, P.; Møller, A. P.; Lope, F. de
Citation
Oikos, 1998, 83, 1, pp 175-179

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