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CLIMATE CHANGE ECOLOGY

Some food webs like it hotter

Temperature affects the metabolic rates of species, their feeding interactions and their ability to persist in a given environment. Now research suggests that different effects of temperature on consumers and resources could cause food webs in cold climates to become less vulnerable to species loss, whereas tropical communities may be more vulnerable as temperatures climb.

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Cirtwill, A.R. Some food webs like it hotter. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 186–187 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0706-3

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