Modes of adaptation
- Which mode of adaptation (e.g. physiological response versus evolutionary tracking) is favoured in different types of environment?
- How does the mode of adaptation affect the speed and outcome of adaptive processes?
- How does the mode of adaptation affect the adaptive capacity of a system, that is, the ability of a system to cope with stressful conditions or environmental change?
Key aspects studied:
Developmental, phenotypic and behavioural plasticity, bet-hedging, epigenetic inheritance, maternal effects, social learning, environmental engineering, evolutionary tracking.
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