Investigating yellow dung fly body size evolution in the field: Response to climate change?

@article{Blanckenhorn2015InvestigatingYD,
  title={Investigating yellow dung fly body size evolution in the field: Response to climate change?},
  author={Wolf U Blanckenhorn},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2015},
  volume={69 8},
  pages={2227-34}
}
Uncovering genetic responses to selection in wild populations typically requires tracking individuals over generations and use of animal models. Our group monitored the body size of one Swiss Yellow Dung Fly (Scathophaga stercoraria; Diptera: Scathophagidae) field population over 15 years, including intermittent common-garden rearing in the laboratory to assess body size with minimized environmental and maximized genetic variation. Contrary to expectations based on repeated heritability and… CONTINUE READING
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