An Evolutionary Rescue in Polluted Waters

“We know that rapid adaptive evolution can happen in response to human-caused environmental change but we don’t have a great understanding of what factors facilitate it,” says Noah Reid, UConn research assistant professor in molecular and cell biology and a co-author. 

“Learning the underlying genetic basis of adaptation in cases like this can help us make better predictions about how and when it will occur, and better plans to conserve species and mitigate the damage we are causing to the natural environment.”

Read the article in UConn Today