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We establish a quantitative definition of microgeographic adaptation that standardizes dispersal abilities, enabling this measure to be compared across species.
Plastic and genetic variation in amphibians and reptiles could buffer some of the formidable threats from climate change, but large uncertainties remain owing to limited data.
Extraordinary defenses can evolve in response to asymmetrical selection when marginal risks of insufficient defense exceed marginal costs of excessive defense.
Local adaptation of prey to apex predators can alter local food webs by mediating top-down (predator-dependent) ecological effects.
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Congratulations to Chris Nadeau on the successful completion of his general exams.
Congratulations to Dr. Jessie Rack on her successful dissertation defense: Antipredator Adaptations of Spotted Salamander Larvae across a Geographic Gauntlet of Predation Risk. Jessie begins teaching at Princeton in the fall!
Congratulations to Mark and Jonathan, recipients of the 2016 Presidential Award for the best paper published in The American Naturalist during the preceding calendar year!
KTOO interviewed Mark about the importance of protecting key species from climate change-driven extinction.
Congratulations to Annette Evans on her grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution for her work on color polymorphisms in Plethodon cinereus!
Mark Urban and Linda Deegan published an op-ed piece in the NY Times on the effects of climate change experienced this past year in the Arctic.
Annette Evans's paper Mercury Islands and their role in understanding seabird island restoration is available online in the New Zealand Journal of Ecology.
Mark's co-authored paper on Evolving Perspectives on Monopolization and Priority Effects is available online in Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
UConn released Climate Change: Predicting the Impact featuring Mark Urban and the research being conducted by him and his colleagues on Arctic Grayling in Alaska.
Mark Urban's Science paper was included as number 15 in Discover's top 100 science news stories from 2015.
UConn Magazine featured the lab's collaborative climate change research being conducted in the Arctic in an article titled Going, going, gone".
Mark's paper co-authored with H. R. Cunningham, L. J. Rissler and L. B. Buckley on abiotic and biotic constraints across reptile and amphibian ranges was selected as Research and Editor's Choice in the latest issue of Ecography.
Congratulations to Annette Evans on receiving a Sigma Xi grant for her Plethodon cinereus research.
Mark Urban with 17 UConn faculty and students participated in the COP21 conference on global climate change policy in Paris, France. See some of their blogs, tweets, and Instagrams , and read coverage in The Daily Campus.
Congratulations to Annette Evans on her award from the New Zealand Ecological Society for Outstanding Publication by a new career researcher for her recent publication on sugar resources in endemic geckos.
Congratulations to Michael Hutson on the successful completion of his comps!
Mark Urban and Jonathan Richardson's paper, The evolution of foraging rate across local and geographic gradients in predation risk and competition, was published in The American Naturalist.
Mark Urban's paper, Accelerating extinction risk from climate change, was published in Science . The paper concludes that without emissions reductions, as many as 1 in 6 species will be extinct or on the road to extinction by the end of the century. The paper has received much attention, including coverage by the AP, NY Times , BBC , The Washington Post, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Climate Central.
Mark Urban and Jonathan Richardson were interviewed for an article on microgeographic evolution in aeon.
Congratulations to Jessie Rack on her AAAS Mass Media Fellowship with NPR this summer!
Mark Urban and Jonathan Richardson's research has been referenced in an article on microgeographic evolution studies on Slate.com .