Biologists interested in where biodiversity comes from and how it matters for ecosystem functioning are increasingly interested in the way evolution connects these two questions. Recent work on trait divergence in Swiss stickleback fish combines both processes in a single experiment. The paper by Rebecca Best and colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, and highlighted in this recent feature on rapid evolution, available on Nature.com.
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SES Professor Scott Anderson is part of an international team searching for secrets of Norway’s history in lake mud. Read more about their preliminary discoveries of human and environmental history at NAU News.