Climate change stimulates the growth of the intertidal macroalgae Ascophyllum nodosum near the northern distribution limit


Ascophyllum nodosum is a foundation macroalgae of the intertidal zone that distributes across latitude 41.3-69.7°N. We tested the hypothesis that growth of A. nodosum near the northern distribution edge increases with warming. We retrospectively quantified the growth of eight A. nodosum populations at West Greenland and North Norway (from 64°N to 69°N). For… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13280-016-0873-7