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- Pfrender, Michael E., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Evolutionary ecology 2011 v.25 no.6 pp. 1269-1288
- Dendroctonus ponderosae; Pinus; climate; crossing; environmental factors; epistasis; genetic variance; hybrids; insects; life history; phenotypic plasticity; population growth; reproductive isolation; temperature; North America
- ... Phenotypic plasticity in thermally-regulated traits enables close tracking of changing environmental conditions, and can thereby enhance the potential for rapid population increase, a hallmark of outbreak insect species. In a changing climate, exposure to conditions that exceed the capacity of existing phenotypic plasticity may occur. Combining information on genetic architecture and trait plastic ...
- Pfrender, Michael E., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Evolutionary ecology 2011 v.25 no.5 pp. 1107-1125
- Chlamydomonas; Daphnia; bacterial communities; community structure; ecosystems; genetic variation; genotype; primary productivity; species diversity
- ... Species diversity is important to ecosystems because of the increased probability of including species that are strong interactors and/or because multiple-species communities are more efficient at using resources due to synergisms and resource partitioning. Genetic diversity also contributes to ecosystem function through effects on primary productivity, community structure and resilience, and modu ...