6. Explaining Phenotypic Diversity: The Conditional Strategy and Threshold Trait Expression

  1. Leigh W. Simmons2 and
  2. T. James Ridsdill-Smith3
  1. Joseph Tomkins2 and
  2. Wade Hazel1

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch6

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles

How to Cite

Tomkins, J. and Hazel, W. (2011) Explaining Phenotypic Diversity: The Conditional Strategy and Threshold Trait Expression, in Ecology and Evolution of Dung Beetles (eds L. W. Simmons and T. J. Ridsdill-Smith), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342000.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

  2. 3

    School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN 46135, USA

  2. 2

    Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, 6009, Crawley, Western Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333152

Online ISBN: 9781444342000

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Keywords:

  • Poecilia reticulata;
  • environmental threshold model (ET);
  • Phaneaus triangularis;
  • O. acuminatus;
  • ‘Curve fit’;
  • Phenotype frequency and the distribution of cues

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The environmental threshold model

  • Applying the threshold model

  • Future directions