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Community-level consequences of habitat construction and eco-devo responses

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 13709 words.

The complex ecological interactions that structure natural communities are shaped by organismic effects on external environments (habitat construction) and by individual phenotypic...

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Ecological development as niche construction

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 12787 words.

Individual plasticity can be seen as a type of niche construction, because it alters how the organism experiences a given set of external conditions. This chapter examines how, by means of...

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The environmental context of development

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 17875 words.

Individual development unfolds through a dynamic interplay of regulatory elements, including environmental inputs. This chapter provides a general overview of the mechanisms currently...

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Habitat construction and functional feedbacks

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 12935 words.

The presence and activities of organisms inevitably modify their external environments. These habitat construction effects in turn influence the organisms’ function and evolution in the...

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Mechanisms of plasticity

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 13619 words.

Plastic eco-devo responses result from mechanistically diverse cue and response systems, in which an organism perceives some aspect of its environment as an informational cue that is...

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Natural selection in the light of the organism–environment relationship

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 17193 words.

Selection arises from the encounter between phenotypes, which are environmentally influenced, and environments, which in turn are modified by the organisms themselves. This chapter examines...

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Organism and Environment

Sonia E. Sultan.

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 240 pages.

The biologically intimate, causally reciprocal relationship between organisms and their environments shapes individual adaptation, ecological communities, and selective evolution. The book...

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The organism–environment relationship

Sonia E. Sultan.

in Organism and Environment

September 2015; p ublished online October 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Animal Pathology and Diseases; Developmental Biology. 10680 words.

As G. G. Simpson wrote, organisms and their environments are “not really separable.” This chapter examines the biologically intimate organism–environment relationship. It begins by...

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