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Citizen Science Reveals Unexpected Continental-Scale Evolutionary Change in a Model Organism

  • Jonathan Silvertown mail,

    J.Silvertown@open.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • Laurence Cook,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom

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  • Robert Cameron,

    Affiliation: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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  • Mike Dodd,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • Kevin McConway,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • Jenny Worthington,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • Peter Skelton,

    Affiliation: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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  • Christian Anton,

    Affiliation: Department of Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Halle, Germany

    Current address: Department of Policy Advice, National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Halle, Germany

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  • Oliver Bossdorf,

    Affiliation: Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Bruno Baur,

    Affiliation: Section of Conservation Biology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Menno Schilthuizen,

    Affiliation: Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Benoît Fontaine,

    Affiliation: Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Helmut Sattmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Natural History Museum of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Giorgio Bertorelle,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Evolution, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

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  • Maria Correia,

    Affiliation: Ciência Viva - National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

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  • Cristina Oliveira,

    Affiliation: Ciência Viva - National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture, IBMC - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

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  • Beata Pokryszko,

    Affiliation: Museum of Natural History, Wrocław University, Wrocław, Poland

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  • Małgorzata Ożgo,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biology, Pomeranian University, Słupsk, Poland

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  • Arturs Stalažs,

    Affiliation: Latvia State Institute of Fruit-Growing, Dobele, Latvia

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  • Eoin Gill,

    Affiliation: Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Ireland

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  • Üllar Rammul,

    Affiliation: Department of Gene Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia

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  • Péter Sólymos,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

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  • Zoltan Féher,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Xavier Juan

    Affiliation: Department of Science, INS Sant Quirze, Sant Quirze del Vallès, Spain

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  • Published: April 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018927

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