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Water fleas genetically adapt to climate change

The water flea has genetically adapted to climate change. Biologists from KU Leuven, Belgium, compared ‘resurrected’ water fleas – hatched from forty-year-old eggs – with more recent specimens. The project was coordinated by Professor Luc De Meester from the Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology, Evolution and Conservation.

Researches predict a greener Greenland

In 2100, a warmer climate will allow the growth of trees and bushes in large parts of Greenland that are currently ice-free. This will mean both risks and opportunities for the Greenlanders, according to a new analysis led by researchers from Aarhus University.

 

Mammal predator and prey species richness are strongly linked at macroscales

Predator–prey interactions play an important role for species composition and community dynamics at local scales, but their importance in shaping large-scale gradients of species richness remains unexplored.

Disequilibrium vegetation dynamics under future climate change

Near-future climate changes are likely to elicit major vegetation changes. Disequilibrium dynamics, which occur when vegetation comes out of equilibrium with climate, are potentially a key facet of these. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for making accurate predictions, informing conservation planning, and understanding likely changes in ecosystem function on time scales relevant to society. However, many predictive studies have instead focused on equilibrium end-points with little consideration of the transient trajectories.

  • Science Daily talks to Jens Christian Svenning about climate change, adaptation and disequilibrium in plant communities ... Science Daily

  • RedOrbit.com - Climate change article and interview with Jens Christian Svenning on RedOrbit.com, a large world wide internet destination for space, science, health, and technology ... RedOrbit.com

  • Jens Christian Svenning intervieved for DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation), about plant communities and their reaction to fast climate change ... dr.dk/viden (in danish)