Evolutionary ecology of aquatic insect range limits: a mechanistic approach using thermal tolerance, The
Understanding the effect of climate variability on species physiology and distribution is a longstanding and largely unresolved challenged in evolutionary ecology with important implications for vulnerability to climate change. My dissertation is focused on understanding the effects of temperature on physiological traits and genetic population structure of aquatic insects, to better understand the mechanisms that underlie their elevation range distributions. For my first chapter, I tested the hypothesis proposed by Dan Janzen in 1967, that temperate mountain species should have broad thermal ...
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