The Silver Lining of Extreme Events

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Extreme climatic events cause devastating impacts to species and ecosystems, precipitating significant mortality. However, emerging empirical evidence is revealing that such mortality can drive directional selection and result in increased tolerance. We discuss the novel opportunities for promoting climate resilience presented by this ‘silver lining’ of extreme events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1067
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number12
Early online date18 Sept 2020
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


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