…, potentially leading to convergence of ecological and evolutionary timescales. This fundamental property can be exploited to examine contemporary issues in ecology, such as climate change, in which anthropogenic forcing might have an evolutionary effect on organism–environment relationships. When Dykhuizen 8 asked ‘Why are there so many species of bacteria… . Inactive microbial cells and seeds do not contribute directly to ecosystem processes but are important for the resilience of a community to perturbation and might become important when environmental conditions change. Inclusion of inactive community members therefore requires the consideration of the nature of the study. Competitive strategies…


Total Engagement: 1

?  Read More  nature Alerts