Ornstein-Uhlenbeck

Adapt or Live: Adaptation, Convergent Evolution, and Plesiomorphy

A diversity of cranial phenotypes and feeding ecologies characterizes phyllostomid bats. However, many subfamilies share a similar insect-feeding morphotype, apparently stable over millions of generations. Is the diversity of phyllostomid traits …

Selection for mechanical advantage underlies multiple cranial optima in new world leaf-nosed bats

Selection for divergent performance optima has been proposed as a central mechanism underlying adaptive radiation. Uncovering multiple optima requires identifying forms associated with different adaptive zones and linking those forms to performance. …