Larval deposition behaviour and maternal investment of females reflect differential habitat adaptation in a genetically diverging salamander population

Barbara A. Caspers, Sebastian Steinfartz, E. Tobias Krause. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. December 2014. Illuminating the ability of individuals to react to different selective forces caused by environmental differences is crucial to understand population divergence and speciation in the context of habitat adaptation. In a common environment experiment performed under standardised laboratory conditions, we examined whether female fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra) originating from a recently adaptively diverged population displayed behavioural phenotype differences related to larval deposition behaviour. Leer más.