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Heritability, covariation and natural selection on 24 traits of common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) from
 

Summary: Heritability, covariation and natural selection on 24 traits
of common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) from
a field experiment
M. T. J. JOHNSON,* A. A. AGRAWAL, J. L. MARONą & J.-P. SALMINEN§
*Department of Plant Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
ąDivision of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA
§Laboratory of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Introduction
An important goal of evolutionary ecology is to
understand how functional trait variation influences
ecological interactions and adaptation to various envi-
ronments. For example, ecophysiological traits relating to
photosynthesis and plant structure are key adaptations to
different abiotic environments (Ackerly, 2004; Hemsley
& Poole, 2004). Similarly, variation in life-history traits,
such as lifespan, phenology and biomass, has large
impacts on the fitness and success of organisms under
different biotic and abiotic conditions (Roff, 1992;
Stearns, 1992). Finally, many studies of plant­insect

  

Source: Agrawal, Anurag - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Entomollogy, Cornell University

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology