this is a really nice experimental system by Melissa Pespeni that takes advantage of next-generation sequencing to explore how a genome responds to environmental change!
for April 1, no foolin':
paper by Schaum and Collins on "plasticity predicts evolution in a marine alga", more to think about as you gear up for final paper!
April 8 (Wednesday) read to discuss:
Can Evolution Outrace Climate Change? | FiveThirtyEight
This is happening in the popular press!!
April 10 (Friday) read to discuss:
April 17 (Friday) read to discuss (a little bit hopeful, a little bit prescription!)
OTHER Papers Discussed in Class
Overview Papers, useful for your writing...
This paper, "Climate change and marine plankton", reviews the importance of marine plankton; how we capture and record their distribution and abundance; and how sensitive they can be as indicators of environmental change.
"Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Organisms and Ecosystems" is a good resource to understand the natural cycles of climate (that is, those cycles not influenced by human activity) as well as the trajectory we are on. Discusses potential impacts on everything from plankton to whales.