Urbanization is a global phenomenon, in which 1000s of cities cover up to 3% of Earth's land surface. For an evolutionary biologist, these cities represent an amazing opportunity to study evolution in action. The GLUE project is an initiative that will provide the largest scale, best replicated test of parallel evolution ever attempted. To do so, this project focus on the study of the evolution of the production of hydrogen cyanide (HCN) in white clover (Trifolium repens). It has been previously showed that white clover evolves parallel clines in HCN (a potent chemical defense) along urban-rural gradients in eastern North America.
No Funding (cooperative project).
Project leader - Marc Johnson, University of Toronto Mississauga;
Partners - Centre for Urban Environments, University of Toronto Mississauga; and collaborators from all the five continents.
Cristina BranquinhoEcology of Environmental Change - eChanges
Filipa GriloEcology of Environmental Change - eChanges
Filipa GriloConservation in Socio-Ecological Systems - CSES
Helena Cristina SerranoEcology of Environmental Change - eChanges
Octávio S. PauloComputational Biology and Population Genomics - CoBiG2
Pedro PinhoEcology of Environmental Change - eChanges