Environmental Warming in Shallow Lakes: A Review of Potential Changes in Community Structure as Evidenced from Space-for-Time Substitution Approaches

Meerhoff, Mariana
Teixeira-de Mello, Franco
Kruk, Carla
Alonso, Cecilia
Gonzalez-Bergonzoni, Ivan
Pablo Pacheco, Juan
Lacerot, Gissell
Arim, Matias
Beklioğlu, Meryem
Brucet, Sandra
Goyenola, Guillermo
Iglesias, Carlos
Mazzeo, Nestor
Kosten, Sarian
Jeppesen, Erik
Shallow lakes, one of the most widespread water bodies in the world landscape, are very sensitive to climate change. Several theories predict changes in community traits, relevant for ecosystem functioning, with higher temperature. The space-for-time substitution approach (SETS) provides one of the most plausible empirical evaluations for these theories, helping to elucidate the long-term consequences of changes in climate.


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Citation Formats
M. Meerhoff et al., “Environmental Warming in Shallow Lakes: A Review of Potential Changes in Community Structure as Evidenced from Space-for-Time Substitution Approaches,” ADVANCES IN ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, VOL 46: GLOBAL CHANGE IN MULTISPECIES SYSTEMS, PT 1, pp. 259–349, 2012, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/33144.