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May 15, 2019

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in an Urban Planet

Urban Eco Evo NET is a new NSF funded research network to advance the study and understanding of eco-evolutionary dynamics in an urban planet. The network will explore four central questions: 1. What is the evidence for urban signatures of phenotypic change distinct from natural and other anthropogenic drivers? 2. To what degree does urban trait change differ among branches of the tree of life, or among distinct life-history strategies, traits or biomes? 3. To what degree can we attribute trait changes in response to phenotypic plasticity or evolutionary change? 4. What are the functional consequences of urban-induced evolutionary changes on ecosystems?