João Rocha et ses collègues recevront la somme de 5 000 € pour poursuivre leurs recherches suite à l’article :
Il a été publié dans le 3e fascicule du volume 164 de notre journal.
Le comité d’attribution du prix a motivé son choix ainsi :
“…the elevation range associated with each of the taxa of the group has been found to be a determinant of the higher resilience (defined as the diversity of responses to climate changes) of the group. They [the authors] proposed that the Dianthus pungens group should be considered as a species, all taxa within this group being therefore subspecies. The different subspecies displayed various morpho-environmental responses, some of them playing a major role in maintaining effective gene flow among geographically restricted populations. This very thorough study of an ill-defined group yielded innovative results that are highly relevant to some of the questions raised by species adaptation to climatic change.”