Archive for the ‘phenotype distribution and niche modeling’ Category

Phenotypic distribution modeling

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Our latest paper in Global Change Biology on modeling intraspecific phenotypic variation has gotten great press!  Combined, the news outlets covering our research reach ~78 million people and included The San Francisco Chronicle, The Seattle Times, US News and World Report, The Topeka Capital Journal, The Manhattan Mercury, and numerous other regional newspapers, radio stations (e.g., KWMU 90.7), TV stations (e.g., KWCH12), and science news websites (e.g., Science News Online)!

Smith, A.B., Alsdurf, J., Knapp, M. and Johnson, L.C.  2017.  Phenotypic distribution models corroborate species distribution models: A shift in the role and prevalence of a dominant prairie grass in response to climate change.  Global Change Biology 23:4365-4375. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13666

Change in biomass of Andropogon gerardii due to climate change

Change in biomass of Andropogon gerardii due to climate change

Phenotype distribution modeling

Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Change in biomass of Andropogon gerardii due to climate change

Change in biomass of Andropogon gerardii due to climate change

Just accepted in Global Change Biology: our work extending the “species” distribution paradigm (which is so limited) to phenotype!  In short, we found that SDMs predicted widespread decline the prevalence of a dominant prairie plant while PDMs suggest that this decline will be matched by reductions in stature, biomass, and leaf width.  This has been a fun collaboration with Loretta Johnson, Jake Alsdurf, and Mary Knapp, and I’m looking forward to pushing more (climate) envelopes of the possible with them!

Smith, A.B., Alsdurf, J., Knapp, M. and Johnson, L.C.  Accepted.  Phenotypic distribution models corroborate species distribution models: A shift in the role and prevalence of a dominant prairie grass in response to climate change.  Global Change Biology. doi 10.1111/gcb.13666