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dc.contributor.authorHODKINSON, TREVORen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-17T17:07:33Z
dc.date.available2015-02-17T17:07:33Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.date.submitted2012en
dc.identifier.citationDonnelly A, Caffarra A, Kelleher CT, O'Neill BF, Diskin E, Pletsers A, Proctor H, Stirnemann R, O'Halloran J, Peñuelas J, Hodkinson TR, Sparks TH, Surviving in a warmer world: environmental and genetic responses, Climate Research, 53, 2012, 245 - 262en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/73272
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractThere are numerous reports in the literature of advancing trends in phenophases of plants, insects and birds attributed to rising temperature resulting from human-driven climate warming. One mechanism that enables a population to respond rapidly to changes in the environ- ment is termed phenotypic plasticity. This plasticity grants a degree of flexibility to enable the tim- ing of developmental stages to coincide with resource availability. If, however, environmental con- ditions exceed the plastic limits of an organism, evolutionary change may be necessary in order to ensure continued survival of their populations. We review evidence for phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation in phenological characteristics associated with climatic warming. We focus this review on examples from trees, insects and birds. We found many reports of direct observations of phenotypic plasticity but fewer studies providing conclusive evidence of genetic adaptation. Evi- dence for changes in genes linked with adaptive traits associated with a warming climate was stronger in insects, that have a relatively short life-cycle, than in longer-lived birds and trees. Fur- ther research is required to identify both appropriate long-term data sets for a range of species and traits and suitable analytical methods, which will permit the study of the complex interaction between phenotypic plasticity and genetic adaptation of organisms and their populations in response to climatic change.en
dc.format.extent245en
dc.format.extent262en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesClimate Researchen
dc.relation.ispartofseries53en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectphenophases of plants, insects and birdsen
dc.subject.lcshphenophases of plants, insects and birdsen
dc.titleSurviving in a warmer world: environmental and genetic responsesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/hodkinsten
dc.identifier.rssinternalid79256en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3354/cr01102en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeGenes & Societyen
dc.subject.TCDThemeSmart & Sustainable Planeten


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