PHILLIPS Ben

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  • Spatial ecology and evolution laboratory, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • Adaptation, Evolutionary Applications, Evolutionary Dynamics, Evolutionary Ecology, Evolutionary Theory, Experimental Evolution, Life History
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PhD (University of Sydney, 2005) ARC Postdoc (2005-2006) Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (2006-2009) QEII Fellow (2010-2015) Senior Lecturer, University of Melbourne (2015-) ARC Future Fellow (2017-)

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2019-10-22
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Geographic variation in adult and embryonic desiccation tolerance in a terrestrial-breeding frog
Rudin-Bitterli, T, Evans, J. P. and Mitchell, N. J.
10.1101/314351

Recommended by Ben Phillips based on reviews by Juan Diego Gaitan-Espitia, Jennifer Nicole Lohr and 1 anonymous reviewer
Tough as old boots: amphibians from drier habitats are more resistant to desiccation, but less flexible at exploiting wet conditions

Species everywhere are facing rapid climatic change, and we are increasingly asking whether populations will adapt, shift, or perish [1]. There is a growing realisation that, despite limited within-population genetic variation, many species exhibit substantial geographic variation in climate-relevant traits. This geographic variation might play an important role in facilitating adaptation to climate change [2,3].
Much of our understanding of geographic variation in climate-relevant traits com...

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2019-06-04
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Thermal regimes, but not mean temperatures, drive patterns of rapid climate adaptation at a continent-scale: evidence from the introduced European earwig across North America
Jean-Claude Tourneur, Joël Meunier
10.1101/550319

Recommended by Fabien Aubret based on reviews by Eric Gangloff and Ben Phillips
Temperature variance, rather than mean, drives adaptation to local climate

Climate change is impacting eco-systems worldwide and driving many populations to move, adapt or go extinct. It is increasingly appreciated, for example, that species may adjust their phenology in response to climate change, although empirical data is scarce. In this preprint [1], Tourneur and Meunier report an impressive sampling effort in which life-history traits were measured across introduced populations of earwig in North America. The authors examine whether variation in life-history acr...

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