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Nature’s solution to climatic change: Hybridization!

Mixing between species can enhance resilience to climate change!

MELFU’s new study published in Nature Climate Change offers hope for the biodiversity threatened by climate warming. These findings build on over a decade of work by the lab in collaboration with fish gurus Michael Hammer, Peter Unmack, and Louis Bernatchez.

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Our paper has also been featured in the “News and Views” section.


Brauer CJ, Sandoval-Castillo J, Gates K, Hammer M, Unmack P, Bernatchez L, Beheregaray LB (2023). Natural hybridization reduces vulnerability to climate change. Nature Climate Change.