Sexual selection and environmental change: what do we know and what comes next?

Natalie Pilakouta* (Corresponding Author), Murielle Ålund

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Anthropogenic environmental change is the most significant threat to biodiversity in the 21st century. Animal populations are experiencing rapid changes in their biotic and abiotic environment, which impose novel selection pressures on organisms and increase the risk of population extinction. There is thus a pressing need to understand what affects the capacity of populations to respond and adapt to environmental change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-298
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Zoology
Issue number3
Early online date13 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021

Bibliographical note

Acknowledgments: The authors thank Zhiyun Jia, the Executive Editor of Current Zoology, for the invitation to serve as guest editors. They are also thankful to all the authors who contributed their work to this special column, as well as the reviewers who critically evaluated these contributions and helped improve the published manuscripts.

Funding: M.Å. was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship No. P2SKP3_184052) during part of the time devoted to this work.


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