- Early nutrition causes persistent effects on pheasant morphologyT Ohlsson
Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, SE 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Physiol Biochem Zool 74:212-8. 2001..The results of this study may explain size differences between cohorts that exist in pheasants and may also provide a link between the use of pesticides in agriculture and population effects on pheasants...
- Pheasant sexual ornaments reflect nutritional conditions during early growthThomas Ohlsson
Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Ecology Building, S 223 62 Lund, Sweden
Proc Biol Sci 269:21-7. 2002..If the susceptibility to early nutritional stress also has a hereditary basis, females may benefit by obtaining 'good genes'...
- Carotenoid and protein supplementation have differential effects on pheasant ornamentation and immunityH G Smith
Department of Animal Ecology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
J Evol Biol 20:310-9. 2007..Thus, there was no evidence that an immune-stimulatory effect of carotenoids resulted in wattle coloration honestly signalling immune function, but wattle coloration may still signal male body condition...