White rabbit photo Dr. Jeffrey Good
Associate Professor
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana

WHEN:  April 2, 2021 at Noon
WHERE: Seminar will be presented via Zoom

 

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The evolution of seasonal camouflage

Mismatches between the timing of seasonal life history events and optimal environmental conditions have emerged as an important threat to biodiversity, yet the evolutionary dynamics of most seasonal adaptations remain poorly understood. We have combined environmental modeling with population ecology and genomics to resolve detailed genotype-to-phenotype-to-fitness maps for locally adaptive winter coat color in multiple species of hares. These studies provide insights into how this crucial component of seasonal flexibility may respond to rapid environmental changes in snowshoe hares and other species.

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