Towards integrating evolution, metabolism, and climate change studies of marine ecosystems

Federico Baltar, Barbara Bayer, Nina Bednarsek, Stacy Deppeler, Ruben Escribano, Carolina Gonzalez, Roberta Hansman, Rajani Kanta Mishra, Mary Ann Moran, Daniel Repeta, Carol Robinson, Eva Sintes, Christian Tamburini, Luis Valentin, Gerhard Herndl

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Abstract

Marine ecosystems are changing and the services they provide are threatened by global environmental changes. Environmental changes can provoke evolution of species, affecting both the realized and fundamental niches of species. Environmental change can drive evolution, but evolution can also affect environmental conditions. There is a need for a unifying framework that combines studies of evolution, metabolism, and climate change. That framework should be based on ecological theory, on the study of the realized and fundamental niche dynamics, their spatial and temporal dynamics, and their potential response to environmental changes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1022-1033
Number of pages12
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Volume2570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019

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