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Assessing rapid evolution in a changing environment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20961648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Climate change poses a serious threat to species persistence. Effective modelling of evolutionary responses to rapid climate change is therefore essential. In this review we examine recent advances in phylogenetic comparative methods, techniques normally used to study adaptation over long periods, which allow them to be applied to the study of adaptation over shorter time scales. This increased applicability is largely due to the emergence of more flexible models of character evolution and the parallel development of molecular technologies that can be used to assess adaptive variation at loci scattered across the genome. The merging of phylogenetic and population genetic approaches to the study of adaptation has significant potential to advance our understanding of rapid responses to environmental change.
Nicolas Salamin; Rafael O Wüest; Sébastien Lavergne; Wilfried Thuiller; Peter B Pearman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-10-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0169-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-08     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  2011-05-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  692-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / genetics*
Biological Evolution*
Climate Change*
Models, Biological
Population Dynamics
Time Factors

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