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Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in response to climate change in a wild bird population.

Abstract:

Rapid climate change has been implicated as a cause of evolution in poorly adapted populations. However, phenotypic plasticity provides the potential for organisms to respond rapidly and effectively to environmental change. Using a 47-year population study of the great tit (Parus major) in the United Kingdom, we show that individual adjustment of behavior in response to the environment has enabled the population to track a rapidly changing environment very closely. Individuals were markedly i...

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10.1126/science.1157174

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Science (New York, N.Y.) More from this journal
Volume:
320
Issue:
5877
Pages:
800-803
Publication date:
2008-05-01
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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uuid:630eb61a-7383-403c-b762-67898ca1c48c
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204362
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2012-12-19

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