Becoming nose‐blind—Climate change impacts on chemical communication

Roggatz, CC, Saha, M, Blanchard, S, Schirrmacher, P, Fink, P, Verheggen, F and Hardege, JD 2022 Becoming nose‐blind—Climate change impacts on chemical communication. Global Change Biology, 28 (15). 4495-4505.

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Chemical communication via infochemicals plays a pivotal role in ecological interactions, allowing organisms to sense their environment, locate predators, food, habitats, or mates. A growing number of studies suggest that climate change-associated stressors can modify these chemically mediated interactions, causing info-disruption that scales up to the ecosystem level. However, our understanding of the underlying mechanisms is scarce. Evidenced by a range of examples, we illustrate in this opinion piece that climate change affects different realms in similar patterns, from molecular to ecosystem-wide levels. We assess the importance of different stressors for terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems and propose a systematic approach to address highlighted knowledge gaps and cross-disciplinary research avenues.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Depositing User: S Hawkins
Date made live: 07 Jul 2023 08:37
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