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Insight into the combined effects of eutrophication and climate warming on fish. University of Antwerp
Ecological speciation in orchids: the contribution of mycorrhizal divergence to reproductive isolation KU Leuven
The major aim of this research project is to disentangle the absolute and relative contribution of specific adaptations to distinct habitats and mycorrhizal divergence to reproductive isolation in closely related Epipactis species. Adaptive divergence due to habitat differences is thought to play a major role in formation of new species. However the extent to which individual reproductive isolating barriers related to habitat differentiation ...
Managing plant species translocations: using genomic tools to unraveling interactions between adaptation to climate and adaptation to habitat fragmentation KU Leuven
Global warming is occurring to a rate that exceeds the potential of most species to evolve phenotypes adapted to warmer climates. Assisted migration, or the deliberate northward translocation of individuals, is a widely discussed conservation strategy aiming to introduce phenotypes pre-adapted to projected climate change. However, there is a critical lack of assisted migration studies integrating the effects of habitat fragmentation, another ...
Eco-evolutionary study of geographic patterns in the pace-of-life syndrome KU Leuven
To understand how species respond to global warming we need to know how their trait values evolved along two geographic axes: latitudinal gradients and poleward range expansion fronts. This asks for an integrated multi-trait approach. Therefore, we will follow as framework the pace-of-life syndrome (POLS) which states that individuals/populations align along a fast-slow continuum with animals with a fast type showing a fast life history ...
Exploitation of ecological ATTRACT & KILL in the fight against Drosophila suzukii. KU Leuven
The overall goal of this project is to further exploit ecological ATTRACT & KILL (A & K) control potential and to fine-tune its practical application in the fight against Drosophila suzukii.