Evolution in an acidifying ocean.

Sunday, J. M., Calosi, P., Dupont, S., Munday, P. L., Stillman, J. H. and Reusch, Thorsten B.H. (2014) Evolution in an acidifying ocean. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29 (2). pp. 117-125. DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2013.11.001.

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Abstract

Highlights:
• We summarize tools for assessing evolutionary potential under ocean acidification.
• We review studies of past adaptation, genetic variation, and experimental evolution.
• We highlight progress and challenges and recommend future research directions.
• Longer-term experiments that focus on fitness-related responses are recommended.

Ocean acidification poses a global threat to biodiversity, yet species might have the capacity to adapt through evolutionary change. Here we summarize tools available to determine species’ capacity for evolutionary adaptation to future ocean change and review the progress made to date with respect to ocean acidification. We focus on two key approaches: measuring standing genetic variation within populations and experimental evolution. We highlight benefits and challenges of each approach and recommend future research directions for understanding the modulating role of evolution in a changing ocean.

Document Type: Article
Funder compliance: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/265103
Additional Information: WOS:000332749300012
Keywords: ocean acidification; climate change; evolutionary potential; adaptation; quantitative genetics; experimental evolution
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1016/j.tree.2013.11.001
ISSN: 0169-5347
Projects: BIOACID, Future Ocean, MEDSEA
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2013 07:44
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 12:49
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/22365

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