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dc.contributor.authorChown, S.L.
dc.contributor.authorSlabber, S.
dc.contributor.authorMcGeoch, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorJanion, C.
dc.contributor.authorLeinaas, H.P.
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-18T08:03:51Z
dc.date.available2010-10-18T08:03:51Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier.citationChown, S.L., Slabber, S., McGeoch, M.A., Janion, C. and Leinaas, H.P. (2007). Phenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropods. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, 274, 2531-2537en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/631
dc.description.abstractSynergies between global change and biological invasion have been identified as a major potential threat to global biodiversity and human welfare. The global change-type drought characteristic of many temperate terrestrial ecosystems is especially significant because it will apparently favour invasive over indigenous species, adding to the burden of conservation and compromising ecosystem service delivery. However, the nature of and mechanisms underlying this synergy remain poorly explored. Here we show that in a temperate terrestrial ecosystem, invasive and indigenous springtail species differ in the form of their phenotypic plasticity such that warmer conditions promote survival of desiccation in the invasive species and reduce it in the indigenous ones. These differences are consistent with significant declines in the densities of indigenous species and little change in those of invasive species in a manipulative field experiment that mimicked climate change trends. We suggest that it is not so much the extent of phenotypic plasticity that distinguishes climate change responses among these invasive and indigenous species, as the form that this plasticity takes. Nonetheless, this differential physiological response provides support for the idea that in temperate terrestrial systems experiencing global change-type drought, invasive species may well be at an advantage relative to their indigenous counterparts.en
dc.description.sponsorshipCentre of Excellence for Invasion Biologyen
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen
dc.subjectacclimationen
dc.subjectbiological invasionen
dc.subjectclimate changeen
dc.subjectdroughten
dc.subjectsoil faunaen
dc.titlePhenotypic plasticity mediates climate change responses among invasive and indigenous arthropodsen
dc.typeJournalArticlesen
dc.cibjournalProceedings of the Royal Society of Londonen
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