A global pattern of thermal adaptation in marine phytoplankton.

  title={A global pattern of thermal adaptation in marine phytoplankton.},
  author={Mridul K Thomas and Colin T Kremer and Christopher A. Klausmeier and Elena Litchman},
  volume={338 6110},
Rising ocean temperatures will alter the productivity and composition of marine phytoplankton communities, thereby affecting global biogeochemical cycles. Predicting the effects of future ocean warming on biogeochemical cycles depends critically on understanding how existing global temperature variation affects phytoplankton. Here we show that variation in phytoplankton temperature optima over 150 degrees of latitude is well explained by a gradient in mean ocean temperature. An eco-evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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