Altered flow regimes can contribute to dissociation between life history strategies and environmental conditions, leading to reduced persistence reported for many wildlife populations inhabiting regulated rivers.
Transdisciplinary research is a promising approach to address sustainability challenges arising from global environmental change, as it is characterized by an iterative process that brings together actors from multiple academic fields and diverse sectors of society to engage in mutual learning with
The ratio of leaf internal (ci) to ambient (ca) partial pressure of CO2, defined here as χ, is an index of adjustments in both leaf stomatal conductance and photosynthetic rate to environmental conditions.
• The degree of plant iso/anisohydry is a popular framework for characterizing species-specific drought responses. However, we know little about associations between below-ground and above-ground hydraulic traits as well as the broader ecological implications of this framework.
Strategies for deep soil water acquisition (WAdeep) are critical to a species’ adaptation to drought. However, it is unknown how WAdeep determines the abundance and resource economy strategies of understorey shrub species.
Nearshore ecosystems (e.g., mangrove forests, sea grass beds, coral reefs) are some of the most biologically diverse and ecologically productive on Earth, while providing essential goods and services to human communities.