Journal article

Testing the Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability (EICA) hypothesis in a novel framework

  • Handley, Richard J. Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Evolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland - Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK
  • Steinger, Thomas Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Evolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Treier, Urs A. Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Evolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland - University of Aarhus, Department of Biological Sciences, Systematic Botany, Denmark
  • Müller-Schärer, Heinz Department of Biology, Unit of Ecology and Evolution, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    2008
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  • Ecology. - 2008, vol. 89, no. 2, p. 407–417
English The “evolution of increased competitive ability” (EICA) hypothesis proposes that escape from natural enemies, e.g., after transcontinental introductions, alters the selection regime because costly defenses no longer enhance fitness. Such an evolutionary loss of defenses enables resources to be directed toward growth or other traits improving performance. We tested the EICA hypothesis in a... Show more…
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Faculté des sciences
Department
Biologie
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  • English
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Biology
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