Digest: Climate change and agricultural intensification influence the strength and direction of natural selection in tree swallows

Jente Ottenburghs*, Mirte Bosse

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

How does environmental heterogeneity affect natural selection on tree swallow nestlings? Houle et al. (2020) show that more precipitation and higher temperatures result in stronger selection on body mass and wing length and that agricultural intensity can affect the direction of selection. These findings raise the question of how genetic diversity changes under strong selection pressures, which will be especially important under ongoing agriculture intensification and climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1226-1227
JournalEvolution
Volume74
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 May 2020

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