Toomas Esperk
Toomas Esperk
Associate professor in Department of Zoology, University of Tartu, Estonia
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Intraspecific variability in number of larval instars in insects
T Esperk, T Tammaru, S Nylin
Journal of Economic Entomology 100 (3), 627-645, 2007
No evidence for costs of being large in females of Orgyia spp. (Lepidoptera, Lymantriidae): larger is always better
T Tammaru, T Esperk, I Castellanos
Oecologia 133 (3), 430−438, 2002
Achieving high sexual size dimorphism in insects: females add instars
T Esperk, T Tammaru, S Nylin, T Teder
Ecological Entomology 32 (3), 243-256, 2007
Growth allometry of immature insects: larvae do not grow exponentially
T Tammaru, T Esperk
Functional Ecology 21 (6), 1099–1105, 2007
Proximate sources of sexual size dimorphism in insects: locating constraints on larval growth schedules
T Tammaru, T Esperk, T Ivanov, V., Teder
Evolutionary Ecology 24 (1), 161−175, 2010
Does the 'investment principle' model explain moulting strategies in lepidopteran larvae?
T Esperk, T Tammaru
Physiological Entomology 29 (1), 56-66, 2004
Counterintuitive size patterns in bivoltine moths: late-season larvae grow larger despite lower food quality
T Teder, T Esperk, T Remmel, A Sang, T Tammaru
Oecologia 162 (1), 117−125, 2010
Dependence of phenotypic variance in body size on environmental quality
T Teder, T Tammaru, T Esperk
American Naturalist 172 (2), 223−232, 2008
Plastic and evolutionary responses to heat stress in a temperate dung fly: negative correlation between basal and induced heat tolerance?
T Esperk, A Kjærsgaard, RJ Walters, D Berger, WU Blanckenhorn
Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29 (5), 900–915, 2016
Carotenoid-based colour polyphenism in a moth species: search for fitness correlates
SL Sandre, T Tammaru, T Esperk, R Julkunen-Tiitto, J Mappes
Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 124 (3), 269−277, 2007
Larval instar as a key element of insect growth schedules
T Esperk
Tartu University Press, 2006
The evolution of male‐biased sexual size dimorphism is associated with increased body size plasticity in males
PT Rohner, T Teder, T Esperk, S Lüpold, WU Blanckenhorn
Functional ecology 32 (2), 581-591, 2018
Determination of female-biased sexual size dimorphism in moths with a variable instar number: The role of additional instars
T Esperk, T Tammaru
European Journal of Entomology 103 (3), 575-586, 2006
Sexual differences in weight loss upon eclosion are related to life history strategy in Lepidoptera
F Molleman, J Javoiš, T Esperk, T Teder, RB Davis, T Tammaru
Journal of Insect Physiology 57 (6), 712−722, 2011
Distinguishing between anticipatory and responsive plasticity in a seasonally polyphenic butterfly
T Esperk, C Stefanescu, T Teder, C Wiklund, A Kaasik, T Tammaru
Evolutionary Ecology 27 (2), 315-332, 2013
Size compensation in moth larvae: attention to larval instars
T Esperk, T Tammaru
Physiological Entomology 35 (3), 222−230, 2010
Evaluating the role and measures of juvenile growth rate: latitudinal variation in insect life histories
H Meister, T Esperk, P Välimäki, T Tammaru
Oikos, 2017
Searching for constraints by cross-species comparison: reaction norms for age and size at maturity in insects
T Tammaru, H Vellau, T Esperk, T Teder
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114 (2), 296−307, 2015
Habitat use of the endangered parasitic butterfly Phengaris arion close to its northern distribution limit
M Vilbas, T Teder, A Tiitsaar, A Kaasik, T Esperk
Insect Conservation and Diversity 8 (3), 252−260, 2015
Maintenance of larval color polymorphism in Orgyia antiqua (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae): evaluating the role of temperature
SL Sandre, T Tammaru, A Vanatoa, T Esperk
Environmental Entomology 36 (6), 1303−1309, 2007
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