Adaptation and acclimation potential in a rapidly changing marine environment: a case study of the brown seaweed Dictyota dichotoma in Europe

01 October 2017 → 30 September 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Plant biology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomechanics
    • Biomechanics
resilience global climate change warming acidification Dictyota dichotoma acclimation adaptation ecosystem services spatially explicit models
Project description

Global change alters marine ecosystems and the services they provide. Whether these services are at risk depends on the resilience of organisms and populations. We use a tight interplay of laboratory experiments and simulation modeling to unravel the potential of Dictyota dichotoma populations to acclimate, adapt and/or disperse, and to retain ecological functioning under realistic future ocean scenarios.