Studying rapid adaptation of zooplankton to a new, stressful world: an experimental evolution approach
Abstract: Humans alter the natural environment at unprecedented rates. As a result, natural populations become increasingly exposed to new stressors or stressor combinations. Whereas these changes are potentially detrimental to the populations of many organisms, some are able to persist through rapid micro-evolutionary adaptation. Such response may, nevertheless, have important consequences for the ability of organisms to physiologically cope and genetically adapt to new stressors. Using results obtained from evolution experiments in which rotifer populations are exposed to stressors such as stoichiometric mismatch, salts, metals and heating, I will discuss some of these consequences.
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