Project: Experimental study of potential causes for heterogeneity in relationships between developmental instability and inbreeding in two related butterfly species
- project duration
- 01-OCT-05 – 30-SEP-07
- This project aims to examine the applicability of minor differences in the development of left and right sides of bilateral symmetrical traits (so-called fluctuating asymmetry, FA) as bio-indicator for negative effects of inbreeding due to temperate and tropical habitat fragmentation. Two related butterfly species, Pararge (common European species) en Cymothoe teita (threatened Kenyan endemic) act as ecological model species.