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Journal of Soils and Sediments

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 718–721 | Cite as

BiKF AdaMus: a novel research project studying the response and adaptive potential of single species and communities to climate change in combination with other stressors

  • Ruth MüllerEmail author
  • Cornelia Bandow
  • Anne Seeland
  • Dennis Fennel
  • Anja Coors
  • Peter K. Ebke
  • Bernhard Förster
  • Pedro Martinez-Arbizu
  • Thomas Moser
  • Matthias Oetken
  • Jasmin Renz
  • Jörg Römbke
  • Nadine Schulz
  • Jörg Oehlmann
PROJECT PRESENTATION

Abstract

Introduction

How will the combination of climate-induced physical/chemical changes and anthropogenic pollution impact key species and biodiversity, and thus the ecosystem functions in future?

Discussion

The project AdaMus within the newly founded Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiKF aims to understand the prospective ecosystem stress responses and adaptive potential of species and communities to multiple stressors to provide reliable predictions of future developments in terrestric, aquatic and marine environments.

Conclusion

Long-term experiments with terrestrial, aquatic and marine species and communities will be conducted under IPCC predicted climate conditions. In terrestric and limnic experiments, additional co-stressors such as pesticides and alien species are introduced to test for interactions. In the case of marine plankton, potential consequences of multiple climate-related changes in the physical environment (temperature, salinity and oxygen) will be analysed.

Keywords

Climate change Food web Model ecosystems Multiple stressors Pesticides 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The BiKF is funded by the Hessian initiative for scientific and economic excellence (“LOEWE—Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz”) of the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts, while the cooperation partners ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH and Mesocosm GmbH are funded by “Förderlinie 3: KMU-Verbundvorhaben” of the same programme as project HA 155/08-17.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Müller
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Cornelia Bandow
    • 1
    • 3
  • Anne Seeland
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dennis Fennel
    • 1
  • Anja Coors
    • 3
  • Peter K. Ebke
    • 4
  • Bernhard Förster
    • 3
  • Pedro Martinez-Arbizu
    • 5
  • Thomas Moser
    • 3
  • Matthias Oetken
    • 2
  • Jasmin Renz
    • 6
  • Jörg Römbke
    • 3
  • Nadine Schulz
    • 1
    • 6
  • Jörg Oehlmann
    • 2
  1. 1.LOEWE Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiKF)Frankfurt am MainGermany
  2. 2.Department Aquatic EcotoxicologyGoethe University FrankfurtFrankfurt am MainGermany
  3. 3.ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbHFlörsheim am MainGermany
  4. 4.Mesocosm GmbHHomberg (Ohm)Germany
  5. 5.Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, DZMBWilhelmshavenGermany
  6. 6.Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, DZMBHamburgGermany

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