Can stochastic experiences, rather than inheritable traits, drive intraspecific niche variation in long-lived species? Ghent University
Individuals within a population may considerably differ in behavior from one another. Although
inheritable traits play an important role in generating and maintaining such intraspecific variation,
the latter may also be due to prior experience. In long-lived species, in particular, there is a large
potential for related individuals to diverge over time because of accumulated experiences. To what
extent genetic processes or ...