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

01 October 2021 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Marine ecology
    • Biology of adaptation
    • Physiology
    • Epigenetics
adaptation spatially explicit models warming acclimation global climate change resilience dictyota dichotoma
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.