"Still evolving – Evolution today and in the recent past"
Open lectures by world leading scientists:
- Richard E. Lenski on time travel in experimental evolution
- Ludovic A. A. Orlando on tracking recent evolution with ancient DNA
- Peter Zimmerman on how the most prevalent human malaria parasite still evolving
- Marlene Zuk on how evolution affects modern life
Jan Martin Nordbotten and
Nils Chr. Stenseth in
Jan Martin Nordbotten and Nils Chr. Stenseth in PNAS
Disentangling the mechanisms behind climate effects on a key zooplankton species
Feb 5, 2016
A recently paper published in PNAS, members of the CEES Marine Group explore potential climate effects on Calanus finmarchicus, a key zooplankton species in the North Atlantic. The paper shows how the combination of shallow mixed-layer-depth and increased wind apparently increases chlorophyll biomass in spring, and in turn C. finmarchicus biomass in summer. These findings strongly suggest bottom-up effects of food availability on zooplankton, and highlight the need to consider climate effects “beyond temperature” when projecting zooplankton dynamics under climate change.