The Ecology and Evolution of Stoichiometric Phenotypes

Leal, Miguel C.; Seehausen, Ole; Matthews, Blake (2017). The Ecology and Evolution of Stoichiometric Phenotypes. Trends in ecology & evolution, 32(2), pp. 108-117. Elsevier Current Trends 10.1016/j.tree.2016.11.006

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Ecological stoichiometry has generated new insights into how the balance of elements affects ecological interactions and ecosystem processes, but little is known about the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of stoichiometric traits. Understanding the origins and drivers of stoichiometric trait variation between and within species will improve our understanding about the ecological responses of communities to environmental change and the ecosystem effects of organisms. In addition, studying the plasticity, heritability, and genetic basis of stoichiometric traits might improve predictions about how organisms adapt to changing environmental conditions, and help to identify interactions and feedbacks between phenotypic evolution and ecosystem processes.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IEE) > Aquatic Ecology

UniBE Contributor:

Seehausen, Ole

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

0169-5347

Publisher:

Elsevier Current Trends

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marcel Häsler

Date Deposited:

15 Mar 2017 11:41

Last Modified:

15 Mar 2017 11:41

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.tree.2016.11.006

PubMed ID:

28017452

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.92464

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/92464

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