Snowshoe hares display limited phenotypic plasticity to mismatch in seasonal camouflage

Abstract

As duration of snow cover decreases owing to climate change, species undergoing seasonal colour moults can become colour mismatched with their background. The immediate adaptive solution to this mismatch is phenotypic plasticity, either in phenology of seasonal colour moults or in behaviours that reduce mismatch or its consequences. We observed nearly 200… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0029

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