Nelson Institute students participate in global study on urban environmental change and adaptation

Nelson Institute students and researchers participated in a global study investigating the impact of urbanization on biological evolution. This novel study led by James Santangelo, Marc Johnson, and Rob Ness at the University of Toronto, used social media to develop a network of international collaborators who examined the cyanide defense mechanism in white clover samples from more than 160 cities. By studying this mechanism in clover from urban and rural areas, researchers were able to confirm, and better understand, the impact of urbanization on adaptation […]

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