Variation of the Timing of Dormancy in Temporally Heterogeneous Environments

Fall 2023 GGR Recipient

Robert Porter (Biology)

As rapid environmental variation becomes more pronounced in the wake of climate change, understanding how organisms adapt to changing environments becomes increasingly important. This project will investigate local adaptation in the timing of dormancy, the cues associated with the entrance and exit of dormancy, and how mismatches between changes in the environment and the timing of dormancy impact organisms by using the keystone species Daphnia pulex.