Response to Comment on "Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection"

Science. 2018 Jan 26;359(6374):eaan5760. doi: 10.1126/science.aan5760.


The comment by Myers-Smith and Myers focuses on three main points: (i) the lack of a mechanistic explanation for climate-selection relationships, (ii) the appropriateness of the climate data used in our analysis, and (iii) our focus on estimating climate-selection relationships across (rather than within) taxonomic groups. We address these critiques in our response.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Climate Change
  • Climate*
  • Selection, Genetic*