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Adaptability to climatic variability

Environmental predictability may crucially affect life-history evolution, population dynamics and adaptability. Theoretic work suggests that environmental predictability may be more important than demographic stochasticity, because it operates at all populations sizes equally. To provide solid evidence for the importance of environmental predictability and for how changes in environmental predictability (e.g. due to current climate change) may affect growth, reproduction and adaptation, we experimentally test its effects on different plant species and on common lizards. These studies consist of individually based analyses and analyses on the population level.