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Seminar: Using natural history collections to understand adaptive responses to environmental change

March 18, 2019 3:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Jeff Good (University of Montana) Rapid environmental change threatens global biodiversity and has already led to the decline or extirpation of many taxa. Although phenotypic plasticity may enable populations to rapidly track changing climates, evolutionary adaptation will be essential for the long-term persistence of many species. Disentangling plasticity from evolutionary responses ultimately requires resolving the genetic basis of adaptation. However, it remains challenging to differentiate recent or ongoing positive selection from stochastic genetic changes in populations that are also undergoing... View Article