Inducible defenses and environmental tolerance: A model system for the evolution of phenotypic plastic responses

Principal Investigators:

Wilfried Gabriel

Short-term dynamics and the long-term evolution of predator-prey-systems can be strongly influenced by inducible defenses. The objective of this sabbatical proposal is to develop models and theory on inducible defenses using the concepts of environmental tolerance and adaptive phenotypic plasticity. The model should be able to predict plastic responses depending on the biotic and abiotic environmental conditions. The focus will be on reversible inducible defenses, e.g. for Daphnia fast reversible behavior changes in vertical migration, reversible... more

Participants and Meetings

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow27th March—1st October 2000Participant List  
Working Group4th—8th April 2001Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Wilfried Gabrielwilfried.gabriel@lrz.uni-muenchen.deLudwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich
Drew Harvellcdh5@cornell.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Barney Luttbegluttbeg@okstate.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Elizabeth Sandlin Viseelizabeth.vise@unt.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Andrew Sihasih@ucdavis.eduUniversity of Kentucky
Ralph Tollrianralph.tollrian@lrz.uni-muenchen.deLudwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munich

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Report or White Paper Gabriel, Wilfried. 2000. Annual Report. (Online version)
Report or White Paper Gabriel, Wilfried. 2001. Report on Working Group. (Online version)
Presentations Gabriel, Wilfried. 2002. Evolution of phenotypic plasticity. Conference on Structure and Dynamics of Communities. University of Greifswald.
Presentations Gabriel, Wilfried. 2004. How stress selects for reversible phenotypic plasticity, 22-26 August 2004. European Society for Evolutionary Biology . Sandbjerg, Denmark.
Journal Article Gabriel, Wilfried; Luttbeg, Barney; Sih, Andrew; Tollrian, Ralph. 2005. Environmental tolerance, heterogeneity, and the evolution of reversible plastic responses. American Naturalist. Vol: 166(3). Pages 339-353.
Journal Article Gabriel, Wilfried. 2005. How stress selects for reversible phenotypic plasticity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. Vol: 18. Pages 873-883.
"Inducible defenses and environmental tolerance: A model system for the evolution of phenotypic plastic responses" is project ID: 2540