Exploring evolvability: its causes, consequences and practical applications in a changing environment

  • Bromham, Lindell (PI)

    Project: Research

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    Description

    Evolvability is a critical topic in a changing world: Do some lineages have properties that make them quicker to adapt to new environments? Does evolution result in traits that increase the generation of variation or the efficiency of selection? Yet there have been few attempts to extend theoretical models of evolvability to empirical data, nor to define evolvability in such as way as to make these ideas testable. The emphasis of this program is to frame questions in a way that allows them to be tested and applied to important practical case studies, such as the evolution of resistance in parasites, conservation of biodiversity in the face of climate change, and adaptation of agricultural techniques to a changing environment.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/03/1031/12/15

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$686,400.00

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