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TIT-OAK

Should birds use plants as a remedy for climate change?
French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • Funder: French National Research Agency (ANR)Project code: ANR-15-CE02-0005
  • Funder Contribution: 257,920 EUR
Description
The rate at which climate is changing represents one of the biggest threats for biodiversity of our times. One way changes in climate and environment influence population resilience is through the modification of the seasonal timing of life-cycle events like plant flowering, animal reproduction, migration or hibernation, which all have major fitness consequences. Shifts in timing have been reported for many species, but plants, insects and vertebrates shift at different rates, and as a consequence, many organisms become progressively mismatched to their food supply. This increasing mismatch in timing leads to natural selection on the physiological mechanisms und...
Description
The rate at which climate is changing represents one of the biggest threats for biodiversity of our times. One way changes in climate and environment influence population resilience is through the modification of the seasonal timing of life-cycle events like plant flowering, animal reproduction, migration or hibernation, which all have major fitness consequences. Shifts in timing have been reported for many species, but plants, insects and vertebrates shift at different rates, and as a consequence, many organisms become progressively mismatched to their food supply. This increasing mismatch in timing leads to natural selection on the physiological mechanisms und...
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