Phenotypic Plasticity in a Changing World


Phenotypic Plasticity in a Changing World investigates how organisms’ respond developmentally to environmental change. The observable characteristics (phenotype) of an organism are shaped by environmental cues, which in turn are influenced by human actions such as climate change, ocean acidification, and overgrazing. This documentary explores whether phenotypic plasticity could be one biological mechanism that organisms use to cope with a rapidly changing environment.

©2013 Michael Barresi, Smith College

Student authors: Angela Chong, Katherine Dymek, Sarah Gaffney, Jesica Hopson, Emily Lyons