At Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, the Eco-Evo-Devo group at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes – ce3c amazed us with their butterfly research.
Inside two environmental walk-in chambers, these butterflies are at the heart of studies on adaptive developmental plasticity. Researchers are unraveling how genetics and environmental factors influence what adults look like and how they live. It is the hope this can help elucidate effects of environmental perturbation, including climate change, in natural populations. The insights are both profound and essential for our understanding of nature’s resilience.
These groundbreaking studies highlight the complexities of nature’s dance between genes and the environment. Stay tuned as we continue to discover the secrets hidden in these delicate creatures’ transformations.