Our work will focus on the tadpole stage. Photo from: californiaherps.com
I am thrilled to announce that our RAPID grant was funded! Our team are: coPI Chris Funk, postdoc Amanda Cicchino, collaborators Erin Landguth, Brenna Forester, Cameron Ghalambor, and Jason Dunham. We will be studying the response of Ascaphus truei to two different extreme climatic events, a heatwave and a catastrophic fire. We will explore changes that occur at the physiological and genomic levels by leveraging data we collected before the extreme events. In doing so, we will be able to better understand to what extent plasticity versus evolution contribute to organismal resilience to extreme climatic events. Stay tuned for more!