Navigation Links
British butterfly is evolving to respond to climate change
Date:11/30/2011

As global temperatures rise and climatic zones move polewards, species will need to find different environments to prevent extinction. New research, published today in the journal Molecular Ecology, has revealed that climate change is causing certain species to move and adapt to a range of new habitats.

The study, led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Sheffield, aimed to understand the role of evolution in helping a species to successfully track ongoing climate change.

With climate warming many species are moving further north in the UK, however, this may mean crossing a landscape with increasingly less of their preferred habitat. Evolutionary change in the ability to use geographically widespread habitats or increased ability to move longer distances can help species to track the warming climate and move northwards.

The Brown Argus butterfly is successfully expanding its distribution northwards in the UK and uses a range of distinct habitats. Using genetic techniques to detect evolutionary change, the researchers were able to show that the colonisation of new sites further north by the Brown Argus has involved significant adaptation during or following colonisation.

Furthermore, the results suggest that populations of the Brown Argus are adapted to different habitats and that pre-existing variation in habitat preference between populations has been important in allowing the colonisation of new habitats.

James Buckley, one of the researchers from the University's School of Biological Sciences, said: "To our knowledge, this is one of the first studies to identify genetic evidence for evolutionary change associated with range shifts driven by recent climate change."

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded study found that evolutionary change is likely to affect the success of species' responses to climate change and that maximising genetic variation in ecological t
'/>"/>

Contact: Caroline Clancy
caroline.clancy@bristol.ac.uk
44-117-928-8086
University of Bristol
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. British study may improve glaucoma assessment and treatment
2. The Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects
3. Professor Cyrus Cooper awarded the Heberden Medal of the British Society for Rheumatology
4. Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time
5. Solar power systems could lighten the load for British soldiers
6. Roots of the British come under new scrutiny
7. British Indian children have better mental health
8. British scientific expedition discovers worlds deepest known undersea volcanic vents
9. Advances in cancer detection research by Virginia Tech engineer featured in British magazine
10. Springer signs agreement with British Society of Research on Ageing
11. British journal publishes inorganic chemistry research of NJIT professor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/18/2014)... Nov. 18, 2014   EyeLock Inc. , ... and MorphoTrust USA (Safran), a leading ... announced a strategic partnership to offer comprehensive biometric ... administration (MVA), airport screening and financial services markets. ... MorphoTrust serves consumers through a nationwide network of ...
(Date:11/12/2014)... Fla. , Nov. 12, 2014 Crossmatch™, ... today that its U.are.U ® fingerprint readers have ... chain in Central Mexico . The ... 2014 to eliminate payroll issues caused by employees clocking ... installing the U.are.U fingerprint readers, Montparnasse relied on paper ...
(Date:11/10/2014)... appearing on U.S. store shelves in early 2010, and ... The small packets can be tossed into a washing ... or powder. The convenience, though, has come with risks ... at Nationwide Children,s Hospital found that from 2012 through ... children younger than 6 years of age swallowing, inhaling, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 2EyeLock, MorphoTrust Form Strategic Partnership to Pursue Commercial Enterprise Deployments 3Montparnasse Pasteleria Achieves Time and Attendance Transparency with Crossmatch U.are.U Fingerprint Readers 2Study finds laundry detergent pods, serious poisoning risk for children 2
... GBIF Campaign? , Different users of the GBIF network ... of various types. Given the small size and coordination ... central activities to meet all of these needs. However, ... the GBIF network do coincide with the needs of these ...
... wont be making a stop at the Smithsonians National ... with love and romance, mating and dating at the ... encounter. Successful breeding is often much more complicated ... nature to take its course. Animals in captivity need ...
... coursing through the veins of men living in the North ... has been just published. Focusing on the Wirral in ... surnames were in existence as far back as medieval times, ... specifically linked to Scandinavian ancestry. The collaborative study, by ...
Cached Biology News:4 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 24 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 34 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 44 GBIF-endorsed campaigns underway 5Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo 2Science, not romance, controls mating at Smithsonian's National Zoo 3Unravelling the Northwest's Viking past 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Achim Noack has been named ... Group. In this position, Noack will assist Jerry Stoller, ... develop marketing strategy and supervise global marketing management and ... has tremendous knowledge and experience in the crop protection ... experience and innovative thinking will be a great asset ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Xeno Diagnostics ... following its most recent COLA inspection. Xeno has ... a national healthcare accreditation organization. Accreditation is earned ... quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in ... rigorous on-site laboratory survey. , While ...
(Date:12/17/2014)...  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR ) ... changes to Martine Rothblatt , Ph.D,s compensation program. ... United Therapeutics announced the promotion of Roger Jeffs ... David Zaccardelli , Pharm.D. to Executive Vice President ... Dr. Rothblatt,s title will change from Chairman and Chief ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 METTLER TOLEDO is pleased ... ParticleView V19 with PVM technology , is ... vision and measurement tool continuously captures high-resolution images ... V19 then automatically prepares a report pairing the ... and concentration changes. This compelling blend of high ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Achim Noack Joins Stoller Group as Global Vice President of Marketing and Administration 2Xeno Diagnostics Receives 3rd Award for Laboratory Excellence 2United Therapeutics Corporation Announces Executive Promotions and CEO Compensation Change 2United Therapeutics Corporation Announces Executive Promotions and CEO Compensation Change 3United Therapeutics Corporation Announces Executive Promotions and CEO Compensation Change 4New Real-Time In Situ Probe-Based Video Microscope from METTLER TOLEDO 2
... Pharma AG, today,announced a substantial expansion of its ... Medical Officer and Head of Global Clinical,Development, Dr. ... Dr,Hans Rensland as Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Dr. ... Dr. Markus Vogt as Vice,President of Quality and ...
... A combination of two drugs can selectively block pain-sensing ... such as touch, according to a new study by ... suggests an improved way to treat pain from childbirth ... new treatments to help the millions of Americans who ...
... Troy J. Campione, Ph.D., Joins Solazyme Executive Team, ... Solazyme, a,bioscience company pioneering biofuels and health/wellness products ... the position of senior,vice president of business development. ... finalization of,partnership agreements and contracts with major companies. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Nitec Pharma Expands Senior Management Team 2Nitec Pharma Expands Senior Management Team 3Nitec Pharma Expands Senior Management Team 4Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions 2Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions 3Solazyme Announces New Senior Vice President of Business Development 2
Chicken Anti-Human DNA-directed RNA Polymerase II 7.6 Kd Polypeptide (POLR2L Polyclonal AntibodyOther Sub-Family: not assigned-Other Applications: ELISA, Western Blot...
The BD CBA Human Apoptosis Kit can be used to quantitatively measure,cleaved PARP, Bcl-2, and active Caspase-3 protein levels in a single sample. The,Kit performance has been optimized for analysis o...
... apoptosis in mammalian cells. The CaspSCREEN ... simple and convenient means for detecting activation ... cells. The assay utilizes a substrate ... rhodamine 110 (D2R), a reported substrate for ...
The PROTEAN II slab gel casting stand is a component of the PROTEAN II XL and xi casting apparatus. It is supplied with gaskets....
Biology Products: