The Biology Seminar Series welcomes Dr. Jill Anderson from the University of Georgia for a virtual seminar entitled, Adaptive evolution in a rapidly changing climate: Insights from a Rocky Mountain wildflower (Boechera stricta). The Anderson Lab examines processes that promote and constrain adaptive evolution in response to climate change and other ecological factors using approaches from ecophysiology, population and quantitative genetics, and ecological genomics.
Description: Climate change is exposing natural populations to novel suites of abiotic and biotic conditions. In this talk, Dr. Anderson aims to demonstrate the extent to which climate change disrupts long-standing local adaptation by first examining clinal variation in fitness and functional traits of Boechera stricta (Brassicaceae) populations across elevational gradients in the Rocky Mountains. She will then discuss how climate change has altered phenological transitions, which will allow us to investigate the evolutionary consequences of novel climates.
For Zoom link, please email Nichole Miller firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event was published on March 17, 2021.