Journal article

Using connectivity to identify climatic drivers of local adaptation

Stewart Macdonald, John Llewelyn, Ben Phillips

Published : 2017

Abstract

This preprint has been reviewed and recommended by Peer Community In Evolutionary Biology ( http://dx.doi.org/10.24072/pci.evolbiol.100034 ). Despite being able to conclusively demonstrate local adaptation, we are still often unable to objectively determine the climatic drivers of local adaptation. Given the rapid rate of global change, understanding the climatic drivers of local adaptation is vital. Not only will this tell us which climate axes matter most to population fitness, but such knowledge is critical to inform management strategies such as translocation and targeted gene flow. While simple assessments of geographic trait variation are useful, geographic variation (and its associati..

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