volume 168, issue 4, P280-285 2020
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12895
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Dumas Gálvez, Milagro Garrido, Fermín Gil, Hermógenes Fernández‐Marín

Abstract: The omnipresence of pathogens makes them a strong selective pressure for most organisms, generating a variety of defensive responses to fight them. One mechanism by which organisms can release this pressure is avoidance of the pathogens in a spatial or temporal context. To date, only a few biological systems provide evidence that habitat selection can favour an escape from pathogens. An abiotic factor that varies across habitats and influences the evolution of host life history is humidity, which correlates p…

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