Hurricanes twist evolution in island lizards

Hold that thought: a good grip can mean the difference between life and death for lizards in a hurricane - and as a result, populations hit more frequently by hurricanes have larger toepads.

A new study by a team of international researchers, including Simon Baeckens and Anthony Herrel from the University of Antwerp, is the first to demonstrate evolutionary response to hurricanes on a wide geographic scale.

Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be­/en/resear­ch-groups/­funmorph/n­ews-and-ev­ents/news/­hurricanes­-and-islan­d-lizards/