Modelling ecosystem adaptation and dangerous rates of global warming.

  title={Modelling ecosystem adaptation and dangerous rates of global warming.},
  author={Rebecca Millington and Peter M. Cox and Jonathan R. Moore and Gabriel Yvon‐Durocher},
  journal={Emerging topics in life sciences},
  volume={3 2},
We are in a period of relatively rapid climate change. This poses challenges for individual species and threatens the ecosystem services that humanity relies upon. Temperature is a key stressor. In a warming climate, individual organisms may be able to shift their thermal optima through phenotypic plasticity. However, such plasticity is unlikely to be sufficient over the coming centuries. Resilience to warming will also depend on how fast the distribution of traits that define a species can… 
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