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Rethinking Resilience: Testing Tolerance in Drosophila

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

To test how different species respond to climate change, I compared tolerances to food and water deprivation, ethanol, and heat in Drosophila pseudoobscura and Drosophila persimilis- sister species living in the American West- to that of Drosophila melanogaster and Drosophila simulans- sister cosmopolitan species. In most conditions, sister species followed the similar patterns, suggesting that evolutionary history and ecology may indicate species' resilience to climate change.

Presenter Name: Sarah Crago

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #A12
College: Science
School / Department: Biological Sciences
Research Mentor: Sophie Caron
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 9:00 AM