Evolution of dispersal-dependent phenotypic traits in phytophagous mites

PI: Alicja Laska

Co-investigators: Anna Skoracka (supervisor)

Description: The aim of the project is to investigate the relationships between morphological traits and the effectiveness of dispersal of eriophyoid mites that use wind currents to move between the plants. The project seeks to answer the following questions: (i) Which morphological traits are dispersal-adaptative? and (ii) Does dispersal influence the expression of morphological traits?