• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climate Change and Local Adaptation: Challenges of a lizard whose sex is determined by environmental temperature

 

Organisms become adapted to their environment by evolving through natural selection over many generations. However, anthropogenically driven environmental changes are occurring at such speed that could potentially outpace the ability of some organisms to adapt. In this project, we focus on changes of vital processes and life history traits in a model species whose sex is determined by temperature during incubation (TSD), to address the potential of this taxon to adapt to different environmental conditions and survive to climate change in general. Another goal of this project is the study of patterns of gene expression derived from Next-Generation Sequencing, which will allow the identification of candidate genes triggered by temperature, responsible for transducing this signal into phenotypic sex.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Catarina Castela dos Santos Rato

Catarina Castela dos Santos Rato

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
David Vieites Rodriguez

David Vieites Rodriguez

Coordinating Researcher

 
John Archer

John Archer

Principal Researcher

 
Miguel A. Carretero

Miguel A. Carretero

Principal Researcher

 
 
Other Members:
Ignazio Avella
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 4 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
CIBIO-InBIO
 
Reference:
AAC/02/SAICT/2017/27958