Publication- Hegyi et al., Royal Society Open Science

Prediction of individual differences in non-iridescent structural plumage colour from nanostructural periodicity and regularity Non-iridescent structural plumage reflectance is a sexually selected indicator of individual quality in several bird species. However, the structural basis of individual differences remains unclear. In particular, the dominant periodicity of the quasi-ordered feather barb nanostructure…

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Publication – Horváth et al., Scientific Reports

Integrating behavioural thermoregulatory strategy into the animal personality framework using the common lizard, Zootoca vivipara as a model The study of consistent between-individual behavioural variation in single (animal personality) and across two or more behavioural traits (behavioural syndrome) is a central topic of behavioural ecology. Besides behavioural type (individual mean…

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Publication- Premate et al., Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Sexual dimorphism in subterranean amphipod crustaceans covaries with subterranean habitat type Sexual dimorphism can evolve in response to sex-specific selection pressures that vary across habitats. We studied sexual differences in subterranean amphipods Niphargus living in shallow subterranean habitats (close to the surface), cave streams (intermediate), and cave lakes (deepest and most isolated).…

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