NWO: Community-wide micro-evolutionary adaptation to anthropogenic stress: context dependency and ecological implications

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The natural environment changes due to human influences. This causes stress in wild animals. Stress can have major consequences for the function that animals fulfill in the ecosystem. However, some animals can adapt quickly evolutionarily. When studying the ecological consequences of such adaptations, ecologists usually limit themselves to the study of a single species. However, the functioning of ecosystems depends on many species that influence each other's evolution and that differ in the extent to which they can adapt. What is new about our approach is that we will study the consequences of rapid evolution in multiple species simultaneously.
Effective start/end date01/01/202331/12/2026


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