DP190102395 ANU Are evolutionary refugia traps for endemic species?

  • Craig, Moritz (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Christian, Keith (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)

Project: Other

Project Details

Description

This project aims to determine whether species that have small geographic ranges and which live in historically stable refugia have evolved narrow climatic tolerances. The project will compare such species with more widespread, related species living in the same areas and combine field- and lab-based estimates of physiological tolerances with genomic estimates of population history and diversity. The expected outcome is to test the prediction from evolutionary theory that small-range, refugial species are intrinsically more sensitivity to climatic change. This addresses a fundament question in evolution and ecology and should provide improved guidance for ecological management of biodiversity hotspots.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/21