As an undergraduate at UMN, Adam conducted a greenhouse experiment to examine whether parallel adaptation has occurred in response to urban environments of St. Louis, MO and Minneapolis-St. Paul. He also tested whether phenotypic variance is greater among urban than rural populations due to the high heterogeneity of environments and management practices in urban areas.

Kostanecki, A., A.J. Gorton, & D.A. Moeller. 2021. An urban-rural spotlight: evolution at small spatial scales among urban and rural populations of common ragweed. Journal of Urban Ecology 7:doi.org/10.1093/jue/juab004. pdf

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