Research project Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of an organism to express different phenotypes in response to its environments. In this project I study the evoltion of phenotypic plasticity.
The goal of this application is to investigate phenotypic plasticity’s role in diversification and adaptation of organisms, which has been greatly underestimated. First, we do not know if phenotypic plasticity slows down genetic adaptations to new environments or if it facilitates genetic adaptation and diversification to new environments. Second, we do not know if we should protect genetically distinct organisms or protect unique environments where expression of alternative phenotypes (phenotypic plasticity) may result in new genetic adaptations. A predator-prey system consisting of fish and dragonflies where fish predators induce morphological defense (phenotypic plasticity) in some species and not in others, will be used as a model system.
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