Plasticity as a bridge between micro- and macroevolution
This project investigates the dynamics of thermal adaptations in beetles, dragonflies and damselflies on both micro-evolutionary and macro-evolutionary time scales. We are exploring the links between thermal plasticity, behavioural thermoregulation, tolerance to different thermal conditions and thermal depended morphological traits, as well as the relationship between these traits and speciation and extinction rates.
EES predictions this project tests
- Conceptual issues
- Evolutionary innovations
- Inclusive inheritance
- Evolutionary diversification