Evidence of current impact of climate change on life: a walk from genes to the biosphere.

  title={Evidence of current impact of climate change on life: a walk from genes to the biosphere.},
  author={J. Pe{\~n}uelas and J. Sardans and M. Estiarte and R. Ogaya and J. Carnicer and M. Coll and A. Barbeta and A. Rivas-Ubach and J. Llusi{\`a} and M. Garbulsky and I. Filella and A. Jump},
  journal={Global change biology},
  volume={19 8},
  • J. Peñuelas, J. Sardans, +9 authors A. Jump
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Global change biology
  • We review the evidence of how organisms and populations are currently responding to climate change through phenotypic plasticity, genotypic evolution, changes in distribution and, in some cases, local extinction. Organisms alter their gene expression and metabolism to increase the concentrations of several antistress compounds and to change their physiology, phenology, growth and reproduction in response to climate change. Rapid adaptation and microevolution occur at the population level… CONTINUE READING
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