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If we can measure how picky a species is, we can better predict how it will respond to changing environmental conditions. Despite knowing that tolerances can vary dramatically over a species’ range, we often survey only a few populations when measuring a species’ tolerance. Here, I am sampling many tens of monkeyflower populations in hopes of more fully characterizing several species’ tolerances.


Published on May 14, 2015 at 2592 × 1944 in Searching for monkeyflowers in California