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Adaptive resilience to projected future climates

Our lab’s work published in PNAS found that the potential of species to adapt to climate change depends on where they evolved.

We looked at the capacity of life to respond to future climates in three different regions: temperate and subtropical regions, and in deserts. We did this by studying rainbowfishes from Australia.

Click here for open access PDF of the paper.

Also see our popular article about this work on The Conversation.


Sandoval-Castillo J, Gates K, Brauer CJ, Smith S, Bernatchez L, Beheregaray LB (2020) Adaptation of plasticity to projected maximum temperatures and across climatically defined bioregions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, 17112-17121.