Monthly Archives: January 2014

Eco and evo physiology at SICB meeting

Sorry to miss SICB this year, but reports are that collaborators gave great presentations: Joel Kingsolver on evolutionary adaptation in butterflies, Heidi MacLean on thermal stress and heat tolerance in butterflies, and Ofir Levy on bringing regional climate data to the organismal level.

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Modern caterpillars feed at higher temperatures in response to climate change

A study led by graduate student Jessica Higgins (UNC) found that caterpillars of two species of butterflies in Colorado and California have evolved to feed rapidly at higher temperatures and at a broader range of temperatures over the past 40 years, suggesting that they are evolving quickly to cope with a hotter, more variable climate. More […]

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