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Harnessing positive species interactions as a tool against climate-driven loss of coastal biodiversity

Bulleri, Fabio; Eriksson, Britas Klemens; Queiros, Ana; Airoldi, Laura; Arenas, Francisco; Arvanitidis, Christos; Bouma, Tjeerd J.; Crowe, Tasman P.; Davoult, Dominique; Guizien, Kate; Ivesa, Ljiljana; Jenkins, Stuart R.; Michalet, Richard; Olabarria, Celia; Procaccini, Gabriele; Serrao, Ester A.; Wahl, Martin; Benedetti-Cecchi, Lisandro; (2018) Harnessing positive species interactions as a tool against climate-driven loss of coastal biodiversity. PLoS Biology, 16 (9). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1544-9173

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Abstract

Habitat-forming species sustain biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in harsh environments through the amelioration of physical stress. Nonetheless, their role in shaping patterns of species distribution under future climate scenarios is generally overlooked. Focusing on coastal systems, we assess how habitat-forming species can influence the ability of stress-sensitive species to exhibit plastic responses, adapt to novel environmental conditions, or track suitable climates. Here, we argue that habitat-former populations could be managed as a nature-based solution against climate-driven loss of biodiversity. Drawing from different ecological and biological disciplines, we identify a series of actions to sustain the resilience of marine habitat-forming species to climate change, as well as their effectiveness and reliability in rescuing stress-sensitive species from increasingly adverse environmental conditions.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: EuroMarine - European Marine Research Network http://euromarinenetwork.eu/. Funds were granted to FB for the organization of the Foresight Workshop POSTCLIMA. The funder had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Habitat-forming species; physical stress; climate-driven loss
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology > Ecology
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences
NATURAL SCIENCES > Interdisciplinary Natural Sciences > Marine Science
INTERDISCIPLINARY AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Divisions: Center for Marine Research
Projects:
Project titleProject leaderProject codeProject type
EuroMarine - European Marine Research NetworkUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Ljiljana Iveša
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2019 13:40
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 13:40
URI: http://fulir.irb.hr/id/eprint/5151
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2006852

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