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Mitochondrial efficiency as a mechanism for local adaptation in a changing climate

Project description

How mitochondrial efficiency helps organisms adapt to climate change

Predicting how organisms will cope with climate change is a priority for biological research. The EU-funded MITOCHADAPT project will therefore test individual- and population-level variation to determine species-level responses to climate change and identify thermal adaptation. The work will measure the evolutionary potential of developmental thermal physiology across natural populations of a widely distributed freshwater fish and test the thermal sensitivity of mitochondrial efficiency (ATP/O), an underlying mechanism that mediates adaptation to a warmer climate. It will also identify how developmental temperature affects ATP/O, determine how selection and heritability of developmental thermal physiology vary across populations, and how ATP/O may mediate temperature-dependent selection. Finally, meta-analysis will summarise patterns between ATP/O and environment across species.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 277 940,16

Partners (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
Australia
Address
Camperdown Campus Arundel St 71/79
2006 Sydney
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments