Age-dependent effects of moderate differences in environmental predictability forecasted by climate change, experimental evidence from a short-lived lizard (Zootoca vivipara)

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dc.contributor.author Masó, G.
dc.contributor.author Kaufmann, Joshka
dc.contributor.author Clavero, H.
dc.contributor.author Fitze, P. S.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-04T10:41:31Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-04T10:41:31Z
dc.date.issued 2019-10-29
dc.identifier.volume 9 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9314
dc.identifier.doi 10.1038/s41598-019-51955-7 en
dc.description.abstract Whether and how differences in environmental predictability affect life-history traits is controversial and may depend on mean environmental conditions. Solid evidence for effects of environmental predictability are lacking and thus, the consequences of the currently observed and forecasted climate-change induced reduction of precipitation predictability are largely unknown. Here we experimentally tested whether and how changes in the predictability of precipitation affect growth, reproduction, and survival of common lizard Zootoca vivipara. Precipitation predictability affected all three age classes. While adults were able to compensate the treatment effects, yearlings and juvenile females were not able to compensate negative effects of less predictable precipitation on growth and body condition, respectively. Differences among the age-classes’ response reflect differences (among age-classes) in the sensitivity to environmental predictability. Moreover, effects of environmental predictability depended on mean environmental conditions. This indicates that integrating differences in environmental sensitivity, and changes in averages and the predictability of climatic variables will be key to understand whether species are able to cope with the current climatic change. en
dc.description.sponsorship Swiss National Science Foundation (PPOOP3_128375, PP00P3_152929/1 AEI/FEDER); National Program FPU (FPU 13/03291); Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (CGL2008-01522, CGL2012-32459, CGL2016-76918P) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Nature en
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2019. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Climate change ecology en
dc.subject Evolutionary ecology en
dc.subject Population dynamics en
dc.subject Projection and prediction en
dc.subject Theoretical ecology en
dc.title Age-dependent effects of moderate differences in environmental predictability forecasted by climate change, experimental evidence from a short-lived lizard (Zootoca vivipara) en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Joshka Kaufmann, School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email:joshka.kaufmann@ucc.ie en
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dc.contributor.funder Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung en
dc.contributor.funder Spanish Ministry of Education and Science en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Scientific Reports en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress joshka.kaufmann@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 15546 en
dc.identifier.eissn 2045-2322


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