New paper: Ecological memory of historical contamination
Ecological memory recognises the importance of previous stress encounters in promoting community tolerance and thereby enhances ecosystem stability, provided that gained tolerances are preserved during non-stress periods.
In a new paper in Ecosystems, paper phytoplankton from a polluted and non-polluted lakes were tested against toxic compounds, showing adjustments and higher tolerance in communities pre-exposed to toxins.
The first author of the paper is Didier L. Baho (Norwegian Institute for Water Research and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). CBA leader Dag O. Hessen is a co-author of the paper. Read the paper in Ecosystems on this web page.