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Evolutionary aspects of climate-induced changes and the need for multidisciplinarity

Pertoldi, C and Bach, Lars LU (2007) In Journal of Thermal Biology 32(3). p.118-124
Abstract
An integrated view on the possible effects of global climate change is provided while taking into account that not only the rising average temperature is likely to impact natural populations but also that increased variation around the mean and higher frequency of extreme events will be important. We propose that complex genetic effects in concert with demographic patterns may affect how focal populations react to the environmental challenge in an adaptive way (if they can). In order to aim for an inclusive picture of the ongoing environmental change we argue for a synthesis of knowledge from a range of 'classical' disciplines such as quantitative genetics, conservation genetics and population ecology. A hereto little exposed concern is... (More)
An integrated view on the possible effects of global climate change is provided while taking into account that not only the rising average temperature is likely to impact natural populations but also that increased variation around the mean and higher frequency of extreme events will be important. We propose that complex genetic effects in concert with demographic patterns may affect how focal populations react to the environmental challenge in an adaptive way (if they can). In order to aim for an inclusive picture of the ongoing environmental change we argue for a synthesis of knowledge from a range of 'classical' disciplines such as quantitative genetics, conservation genetics and population ecology. A hereto little exposed concern is the importance of the increase in amplitude of environmental fluctuations and how the corresponding evolutionary and ecological reactions are expected to occur. Due to the complex interactions between the ecological and genetic mechanisms in the response to climate-induced impacts interdisciplinary approaches are the most promising path in seeking knowledge about the present and future changes in the biosphere. (Less)
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Journal of Thermal Biology
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118 - 124
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0306-4565
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10.1016/j.jtherbio.2007.01.011
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {118--124},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Thermal Biology},
  title        = {Evolutionary aspects of climate-induced changes and the need for multidisciplinarity},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2007.01.011},
  volume       = {32},
  year         = {2007},
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