R-Data for: Heritability of head size in a hunted large carnivore, the brown bear (Ursus arctos)

2019-05-24T08:33:44Z (GMT) by Andreas Zedrosser
Data set for publication in Evolutionary Applications.

Short abstract: Wild animal populations experience selection pressures from both natural and anthropogenic sources. The availability of extensive pedigrees is increasing along with our ability to quantify the heritability and evolvability of phenotypic traits and thus the speed and potential for evolutionary change in wild populations. The environment may also affect gene expressions in individuals, which may in turn affect the potential of phenotypic traits to respond to selection. Knowledge about the relationship between the genetic and environmental components of phenotypic variation is particularly relevant, given ongoing anthropogenically driven global change