|2020-04-23 ||How do invasion syndromes evolve? An experimental evolution approach using the ladybird Harmonia axyridis|
Julien Foucaud, Ruth A. Hufbauer, Virginie Ravigné, Laure Olazcuaga, Anne Loiseau, Aurelien Ausset, Su Wang, Lian-Sheng Zang, Nicolas Lemenager, Ashraf Tayeh, Arthur Weyna, Pauline Gneux, Elise Bonnet, Vincent Dreuilhe, Bastien Poutout, Arnaud Estoup, Benoit Facon
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Selection on a single trait does not recapitulate the evolution of life-history traits seen during an invasion
Biological invasions are natural experiments, and often show that evolution can affect dynamics in important ways [1-3]. While we often think of invasions as a conservation problem stemming from anthropogenic introductions [4,5], biological invasions are much more commonplace than this, including phenomena as diverse as natural range shifts, the spread of novel pathogens, and the growth of tumors. A major question across all these settings is which set of traits determine the ability of a popula...
|2019-10-22 ||Geographic variation in adult and embryonic desiccation tolerance in a terrestrial-breeding frog|
Rudin-Bitterli, T, Evans, J. P. and Mitchell, N. J.
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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 . 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...