Environmental Warming in Shallow Lakes: A Review of Potential Changes in Community Structure as Evidenced from Space-for-Time Substitution Approaches


Meerhoff M., Teixeira-de Mello F., Kruk C., Alonso C., Gonzalez-Bergonzoni I., Pablo Pacheco J., ...More

ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, VOL 46: GLOBAL CHANGE IN MULTISPECIES SYSTEMS, PT 1, vol.46, pp.259-349, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 46
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/b978-0-12-396992-7.00004-6
  • Journal Name: ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, VOL 46: GLOBAL CHANGE IN MULTISPECIES SYSTEMS, PT 1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.259-349

Abstract

Shallow lakes, one of the most widespread water bodies in the world landscape, are very sensitive to climate change. Several theories predict changes in community traits, relevant for ecosystem functioning, with higher temperature. The space-for-time substitution approach (SETS) provides one of the most plausible empirical evaluations for these theories, helping to elucidate the long-term consequences of changes in climate.