Madilyn Gamble

JSEP Graduate Fellow; Ph.D. Student, Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society

I am a PhD student in Ryan Calsbeek’s lab in the Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems, and Society Graduate Program at Dartmouth. My research focuses on differences in life history between males and females, and I mainly address my questions by studying salmon and trout. Life histories are impacted by trade-offs between survival and reproductive investment, which in turn are affected by climate. However, survival and reproductive investment priorities often differ between males and females, so climate change may disproportionately affect one sex over the other. My research aims to discover the extent to which males and females may evolve independently to new selection pressures, a question that is particularly salient in today’s rapidly changing ecosystems.

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