• Biosciences, University of Exeter, Penryn, United Kingdom
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2004 PhD University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France) 2005-6 Postdoc University of California, Los Angeles (USA) 2006-9 Postdoc Harvard University (USA) 2009-12 EU Marie-Curie & CNRS Research Fellow, Station d’Ecologie Expérimentale (France) 2012-5 Lecturer University of Exeter (UK) 2015- Senior Lecturer University of Exeter (UK)

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Selection on morphological traits and fluctuating asymmetry by a fungal parasite in the yellow dung fly
Wolf U. Blanckenhorn

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Parasite-mediated selection promotes small body size in yellow dung flies

Body size has long been considered as one of the most important organismic traits influencing demographical processes, population size, and evolution of life history strategies [1, 2]. While many studies have reported a selective advantage of large body size, the forces that determine small-sized organisms are less known, and reports of negative selection coefficients on body size are almost absent at present. This lack of knowledge is unfortunate as climate change and energy demands in stressfu...