Evolution experiment with 9 species shows that tolerance curves are bad in predicting what happens if environments fluctuate fast!
Find our latest publication from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3823/abstract published on line early today in Ecology and Evolution. In short; adapting to fast fluctuations was seen via changes in tolerance curves. This is important to understand if tolerance curves, or reaction norms, are used to predict suitability of climate to species, or in selection of genotypes for animal and plant breeding.
Find Ilkka Kronholm's latest Effects of acclimation time and epigenetic mechanisms on growth of Neurospora in fluctuating environments, Biorxiv: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2017/12/15/234971
Tuesday: Poster by Matthieu Bruneaux on Phage-driven Thermal Adaptation. S15, p. 6
Wednesday: Talk by Ilkka Kronholm on Epigenetic Background of Phenotypic Plasticity. Room K 12:50
Friday: Talk by Tarmo Ketola on Eco-Evo Blueprints of Invasions. Room M 12:50
After thesis defence, Rogi, opponent Anna-Liisa Laine, and supervisors (Lotta-Riina Sundberg, Katja Pulkkinen and Tarmo Ketola) all feeling super. (photo: Anssi Karvonen)
See BMC blog post on our recent paper in BMC Ecology
Our lab is co-hosting Fulbright stipendiate Punidan Jeyasingh during his stay in Jyväskylä
Proud to co-host Punidan D. Jeyasingh's stay at Finland for this autumn #fullbright
Check out our latest results from Biology Letters and learn that bacterial virulence is changed according to what they eat. Ketola T., Mikonranta L., Laakso J. & Mappes J.: Different food sources elicit fast changes to bacterial virulence. Biology Letters, 2016. 12: 20150660. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0660 (link)
After 2 hours of roasting Kati (right) with questions opponent Prof. Jacintha Ellers (middle) and Custos/supervisor (Tarmo, left) enjoying well deserved sparkling.