Direct and indirect genetic and fine-scale location effects on breeding date in song sparrows

Ryan R. Germain, Matthew E. Wolak, Peter Arcese, Sylvain Losdat, Jane M. Reid

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Quantifying direct and indirect genetic effects of interacting females and males on variation in jointly expressed life-history traits is central to predicting microevolutionary dynamics. However, accurately estimating sex-specific additive genetic variances in such traits remains difficult in wild populations, especially if related individuals inhabit similar fine-scale environments.

Breeding date is a key life-history trait that responds to environmental phenology and mediates individual and population responses to environmental change. However, no studies have estimated female (direct) and male (indirect) additive genetic and inbreeding effects on breeding date, and estimated the cross-sex genetic correlation, while simultaneously accounting for fine-scale environmental effects of breeding locations, impeding prediction of microevolutionary dynamics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1613-1624
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Animal Ecology
Volume85
Issue number6
Early online date30 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

Fingerprint

Passeriformes
song
animal communication
breeding season
breeding
life history
life history trait
gender
genetic variance
inbreeding
genetic correlation
phenology
wild population
environmental effect
prediction
environmental change
effect

Keywords

  • associative genetic effects
  • breeding habitat
  • emergent trait
  • lay date
  • nest location
  • quantitative genetics
  • reproduction
  • sexual conflict

Cite this

Direct and indirect genetic and fine-scale location effects on breeding date in song sparrows. / Germain, Ryan R.; Wolak, Matthew E.; Arcese, Peter; Losdat, Sylvain; Reid, Jane M.

In: Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 85, No. 6, 11.2016, p. 1613-1624.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Germain, Ryan R. ; Wolak, Matthew E. ; Arcese, Peter ; Losdat, Sylvain ; Reid, Jane M. / Direct and indirect genetic and fine-scale location effects on breeding date in song sparrows. In: Journal of Animal Ecology. 2016 ; Vol. 85, No. 6. pp. 1613-1624.
@article{3f9accdae2ff4ef5b7eac5fae255e99d,
title = "Direct and indirect genetic and fine-scale location effects on breeding date in song sparrows",
abstract = "Quantifying direct and indirect genetic effects of interacting females and males on variation in jointly expressed life-history traits is central to predicting microevolutionary dynamics. However, accurately estimating sex-specific additive genetic variances in such traits remains difficult in wild populations, especially if related individuals inhabit similar fine-scale environments.Breeding date is a key life-history trait that responds to environmental phenology and mediates individual and population responses to environmental change. However, no studies have estimated female (direct) and male (indirect) additive genetic and inbreeding effects on breeding date, and estimated the cross-sex genetic correlation, while simultaneously accounting for fine-scale environmental effects of breeding locations, impeding prediction of microevolutionary dynamics.",
keywords = "associative genetic effects, breeding habitat, emergent trait, lay date, nest location, quantitative genetics, reproduction, sexual conflict",
author = "Germain, {Ryan R.} and Wolak, {Matthew E.} and Peter Arcese and Sylvain Losdat and Reid, {Jane M.}",
note = "Acknowledgements We thank the Tsawout and Tseycum First Nations for generously allowing us continuous access to Mandarte Island, Rebecca Sardell and Pirmin Nietlisbach for paternity assignments, Alastair Wilson and Jarrod Hadfield for helpful discussions, Ben Sheldon and two anonymous reviewers for their comments and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the European Research Council for funding.",
year = "2016",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1111/1365-2656.12575",
language = "English",
volume = "85",
pages = "1613--1624",
journal = "Journal of Animal Ecology",
issn = "0021-8790",
publisher = "BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Direct and indirect genetic and fine-scale location effects on breeding date in song sparrows

AU - Germain, Ryan R.

AU - Wolak, Matthew E.

AU - Arcese, Peter

AU - Losdat, Sylvain

AU - Reid, Jane M.

N1 - Acknowledgements We thank the Tsawout and Tseycum First Nations for generously allowing us continuous access to Mandarte Island, Rebecca Sardell and Pirmin Nietlisbach for paternity assignments, Alastair Wilson and Jarrod Hadfield for helpful discussions, Ben Sheldon and two anonymous reviewers for their comments and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the European Research Council for funding.

PY - 2016/11

Y1 - 2016/11

N2 - Quantifying direct and indirect genetic effects of interacting females and males on variation in jointly expressed life-history traits is central to predicting microevolutionary dynamics. However, accurately estimating sex-specific additive genetic variances in such traits remains difficult in wild populations, especially if related individuals inhabit similar fine-scale environments.Breeding date is a key life-history trait that responds to environmental phenology and mediates individual and population responses to environmental change. However, no studies have estimated female (direct) and male (indirect) additive genetic and inbreeding effects on breeding date, and estimated the cross-sex genetic correlation, while simultaneously accounting for fine-scale environmental effects of breeding locations, impeding prediction of microevolutionary dynamics.

AB - Quantifying direct and indirect genetic effects of interacting females and males on variation in jointly expressed life-history traits is central to predicting microevolutionary dynamics. However, accurately estimating sex-specific additive genetic variances in such traits remains difficult in wild populations, especially if related individuals inhabit similar fine-scale environments.Breeding date is a key life-history trait that responds to environmental phenology and mediates individual and population responses to environmental change. However, no studies have estimated female (direct) and male (indirect) additive genetic and inbreeding effects on breeding date, and estimated the cross-sex genetic correlation, while simultaneously accounting for fine-scale environmental effects of breeding locations, impeding prediction of microevolutionary dynamics.

KW - associative genetic effects

KW - breeding habitat

KW - emergent trait

KW - lay date

KW - nest location

KW - quantitative genetics

KW - reproduction

KW - sexual conflict

U2 - 10.1111/1365-2656.12575

DO - 10.1111/1365-2656.12575

M3 - Article

VL - 85

SP - 1613

EP - 1624

JO - Journal of Animal Ecology

JF - Journal of Animal Ecology

SN - 0021-8790

IS - 6

ER -