When Climate Reshuffles Competitors: A Call for Experimental Macroecology.

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serval:BIB_9F8601507759
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
When Climate Reshuffles Competitors: A Call for Experimental Macroecology.
Journal
Trends in Ecology and Evolution
Author(s)
Alexander J.M., Diez J.M., Hart S.P., Levine J.M.
ISSN
1872-8383 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0169-5347
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
31
Number
11
Pages
831-841
Language
english
Abstract
Climate change will likely reshuffle ecological communities, causing novel species interactions that could profoundly influence how populations and communities respond to changing conditions. Nonetheless, predicting the impacts of novel interactions is challenging, partly because many methods of inference are contingent on the current configuration of climatic variables and species distributions. Focusing on competition, we argue that experiments designed to quantify novel interactions in ways that can inform species distribution models are urgently needed, and suggest an empirical agenda to pursue this goal, illustrated using plants. An emerging convergence of ideas from macroecology and demographically focused competition theory offers opportunities to mechanistically incorporate competition into species distribution models, while forging closer ties between experimental ecology and macroecology.
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Web of science
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20/08/2019 15:05
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