New paper: Urban adaptation in common ragweed!

I am very happy to report that the first paper from my dissertation research has been published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B as an invited contribution on “The Evolution of City Life”. Please email me directly if you would like a pdf!

Here are the details and the link:

Gorton, A.J., Moeller, D.A., and Tiffin, P. 2018. Little plant, big city: a test of adaptation to urban environments in common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180968.

Common ragweed growing out of a wall in Minneapolis

Just some little ragweed plants trying to make it in the big city! I found these plants on a bike path, growing out of retaining wall. It’s not uncommon to find ragweed growing out of sidewalk cracks, holes in asphalt, etc.

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