Climate-change ecology

Climate-change ecology is the study of the effects of anthropogenic climate change on any aspect of ecology. It includes the effects of altered temperature and precipitation on the distribution, abundance, behaviour and physiology of populations and communities.

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  • News and Views |

    Long-term data on sockeye salmon in Alaska show how warmer temperatures during the juvenile freshwater stage of this species can drive shifts in later life history patterns.

    • Elizabeth A. Marschall
  • Research Highlights |

    A study in Science uses experimental and population genomic approaches to examine the molecular underpinnings of evolved pollution resistance in Gulf killifish.

    • Linda Koch
  • Comments and Opinion |

    In this Viewpoint article, several experts discuss the microbial contributions to climate change and consider the effects of global warming, extreme weather and other consequences of climate change on microbial communities in the ocean and soil, host–microbiota interactions and the global burden of infectious diseases and ecosystem processes, and they explore open questions and research needs.

    • David A. Hutchins
    • , Janet K. Jansson
    • , Justin V. Remais
    • , Virginia I. Rich
    • , Brajesh K. Singh
    •  & Pankaj Trivedi
  • News and Views |

    A global analysis of the relationship between photosynthesis and temperature identifies key similarities and differences when scaling from leaves to ecosystems and suggests that carbon uptake by vegetation may be able to adjust to a warming world.

    • Danielle A. Way
  • News and Views |

    Growing populations and climate change place new demands on agriculture. Intensive farming in ancient Hawai‘i demonstrates efficient and resilient land allocation.

    • Noa Kekuewa Lincoln