Science & research

Amphibians in Hot Water: The Role of Plasticity in Climate Change Adaptation

What does it mean to be plastic?

Plasticity refers to the variation in phenotypes under certain environmental conditions. This means that one genotype can translate into multiple phenotypes based on environmental change.  Phenotypic plasticity is widespread in nature, and can significantly alter the relationship between organisms and their [abiotic and biotic] environment.

The evolution of plasticity

Apr 13, 2013
Lindsey Thurman

The 2013 National Climate Assessment

The National Climate Assessment (NCA) is a report released every four years (last assessment was in 2009) to inform Congress and the President on recent advances in climate change impacts in the United States.  However, almost all of the components that go into the production of this report are made available to the public. Some of the components (e.g.

Nov 21, 2012
Michelle Staudinger