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On the parasitoid wasps of the African tropical forest – and how their species richness compares to Amazonia
(Turun yliopisto, 2021-02-27)
Our planet is inhabited by an astounding diversity of species, most of which have not yet been discovered. This species richness is at its highest in the tropics and particularly in tropical insects. The tropical Darwin ...
Evolutionary genomics of adaptation in Atlantic salmon from northern Europe
(Turun yliopisto, 2021-01-21)
Insight into genomic mechanisms of phenotypic variation and adaptation is essential for understanding evolutionary and population dynamics in wild populations. Knowledge about whether it is the same genetic architecture ...
Lifestyle and environment affecting telomere dynamics in a long-distance migratory passerine
(Turun yliopisto, 2021-04-30)
Telomeres cap the true ends of linear chromosomes and thus have a key role maintaining genomic and cellular integrity. Telomeres shorten with each cell division which can be accentuated by intrinsic (e.g. metabolic activities) ...
Causes and consequences of natural variation in maternal thyroid hormones in avian eggs
Mothers have the ability to shape the development of their offspring via various non-genetic pathways. These non-genetic influences can be behavioural, social or physiological, and are referred to as maternal effects. ...
Factors Affecting the Distribution of the Eurasian Beaver and the North American Beaver in Finland
(Turun yliopisto, 2021-09-03)
ABSTRACT Understanding the factors affecting the distribution of species lies at the core of ecology and is becoming increasingly important in the field of applied ecology, such as conservation biology and wildlife ...