Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY

Adapting for extremes

An assessment of how social spider populations respond to tropical cyclones sheds light on the role that extreme climatic events play in driving trait evolution contributing to local adaptation.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Fig. 1: Cyclone-induced selection.

References

  1. 1.

    Easterling, D. R. et al. Science 289, 2068–2074 (2000).

    CAS  Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Little, A. G., Fisher, D. N., Schoener, T. W. & Pruitt, J. N. Nat. Ecol. Evol. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0951-x (2019).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Grant, P. R. et al. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B 372, 20160146 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Altwegg, R., Visser, V., Bailey, L. D. & Erni, B. Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B 372, 20160141 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Lande, R., Engen, S. & Saether, B. E. Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation (Oxford Univ. Press, 2003).

  6. 6.

    Knapp, K. R., Kruk, M. C., Levinson, D. H., Diamond, H. J. & Neumann, C. J. Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 91, 363–376 (2010).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Ameca y Juárez, E. I. A., Mace, G. M., Cowlishaw, G. & Pettorelli, N. Trends Ecol. Evol. 27, 272–277 (2012).

    Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    Emanuel, K. Nature 436, 686–688 (2005).

    CAS  Article  PubMed  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Eric I. Ameca.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Ameca, E.I. Adapting for extremes. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 1279–1280 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0971-6

Download citation

Search

Quick links