Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Adaptive Prediction

Theoretical relationship between certain morphs and environmental variables; if a trait is an adaptation to an external condition, then the value of that condition should predict morphology. Bergmann’s rule, predicts, for example, that organisms with adaptations for high average annual temperature should be found nearer to the equator than organisms with adaptations to low temperatures.

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