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Competitive history shapes rapid evolution in a seasonal climate

Eco-evolutionary dynamics will play a critical role in determining species’ fates as climatic conditions change. Unfortunately, we have little understanding of how rapid evolutionary responses to climate play out when species are embedded in the …

Shifts in gut microbiome composition and function during local adaptation and ecological speciation.

The processes of local adaptation and ecological speciation are often strongly shaped by biotic interactions such as competition and predation. One of the strongest lines of evidence that biotic interactions drive evolution comes from the repeated …

Stoichiometric Traits Vary Widely Within Species: A Meta-Analysis of Common Garden Experiments

“Ecological stoichiometry,” a framework that focuses explicitly on the balances and flows of chemical elements within and between organisms and ecosystems, has provided crucial insights into many biological patterns and processes. Despite the …

Microbiome composition shapes rapid genomic adaptation of Drosophila melanogaster

Population genomic data has revealed patterns of genetic variation associated with adaptation in many taxa. Yet understanding the adaptive process that drives such patterns is challenging; it requires disentangling the ecological agents of selection, …

Genetics of adaptation: Experimental test of a biotic mechanism driving divergence in traits and genes

The genes underlying adaptations are becoming known, yet the causes of selection on genes—a key step in the study of the genetics of adaptation—remains uncertain. We address this issue experimentally in a threespine stickleback species pair showing …

Parallel changes in gut microbiome composition and function in parallel local adaptation and speciation

The processes of local adaptation and ecological speciation are often strongly shaped by biotic interactions such as competition and predation. One of the strongest lines of evidence that biotic interactions drive evolution comes from repeated …

Detecting the macroevolutionary signal of species interactions

Species interactions lie at the heart of many theories of macroevolution, from adaptive radiation to the Red Queen. Although some theories describe the imprint that interactions will have over long timescales, we are still missing a comprehensive …

Ionome and elemental transport kinetics shaped by parallel evolution in threespine stickleback

Evidence that organisms evolve rapidly enough to alter ecological dynamics necessitates investigation of the reciprocal links between ecology and evolution. Data that link genotype to phenotype to ecology are needed to understand both the process and …

Differential predation alters pigmentation in threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Animal pigmentation plays a key role in many biological interactions, including courtship and predator avoidance. Sympatric benthic and limnetic ecotypes of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) exhibit divergent pigment patterns. To test …

What genomic data can reveal about eco-evolutionary dynamics

Recognition that evolution operates on the same timescale as ecological processes has motivated growing interest in eco-evolutionary dynamics. Nonetheless, generating sufficient data to test predictions about eco-evolutionary dynamics has proved …