evolutionary ecology | adaptation | global change biology
Using experimental islands to understand rapid adaptation
We have transplanted thousands of Anolis lizards to dozens of islands in the Panama Canal (photo, left) and The Bahamas (see "field work" tab, above). These islands differ in their biotic and abiotic environments such that populations are exposed to different agents of natural selection. We track these populations in real time with mark-recapture, and document how they evolve.