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Data from: Modeling effects of environmental change on wolf population dynamics, trait evolution, and life history

Citation

Coulson, Tim et al. (2011), Data from: Modeling effects of environmental change on wolf population dynamics, trait evolution, and life history, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bp23483h

Abstract

Environmental change has been observed to generate simultaneous responses in population dynamics, life history, gene frequencies, and morphology in a number of species. But how common are such eco-evolutionary responses to environmental change likely to be? Are they inevitable, or do they require a specific type of change? Can we accurately predict eco-evolutionary responses? We address these questions using theory and data from the study of Yellowstone wolves. We show that environmental change is expected to generate eco-evolutionary change, that changes in the average environment will affect wolves to a greater extent than changes in how variable it is, and that accurate prediction of the consequences of environmental change will probably prove elusive.

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North America (Wyoming)