Ecological developmental biology studies how an ecological factor (e.g. temperature) can have an effect on development (e.g. of sex in reptiles). As a subcategory, Ecological Developmental Biology can be considered to be continuous with Evolutionary-Developmental Biology, as eco-evo-devo but will include only those papers that concentrate on the role of ecological variation in guiding development and evolution. The distinctive phenomenon studied is ecologically-coupled phenotypic plasticity: either a reaction norm (variation in expression of the phenotype caused by ecological variation) or polyphenism (multiple discrete phenotypes triggered by different environmental conditions).
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David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Darrell P. Rowbottom
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