The contribution of plasticity and evolution to range shifts under climate change

Carla Sgro1

1Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Range shifts will be a common response to ongoing climate change. The distribution and abundance of species of conservation concern and those with impacts on human health and food security, such as disease vectors and agricultural pests will be affected. The extent to which evolution and phenotypic plasticity might mediate range shifts under climate change remains largely unknown. I will discuss how intra- and inter-specific studies can shed light on the physiological and evolutionary processes that limit, and enable, adaptive responses to rapid environmental change.

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