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

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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.


  • Adam M Siepielski
  • Michael B Morrissey
  • Mathieu Buoro
  • Stephanie M Carlson
  • Christina M Caruso
  • Sonya M Clegg
  • Tim Coulson
  • Joseph DiBattista
  • Kiyoko M Gotanda
  • Clinton D Francis
  • Joe Hereford
  • Joel G Kingsolver
  • Kate E Augustine
  • Loeske E B Kruuk
  • Ryan A Martin
  • Ben C Sheldon
  • Nina Sletvold
  • Erik I Svensson
  • Michael J Wade
  • Andrew D C MacColl
External organisations
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • Curtin University
  • McGill University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • University of California, Davis
  • Australian National University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Uppsala University
  • Indiana University
  • University of Nottingham
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Evolutionary Biology


  • Climate, Climate Change, Selection, Genetic
Original languageEnglish
Article numbereaan5760
Number of pages2
JournalScience (New York, N.Y.)
Issue number6374
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 26
Publication categoryResearch