Marine Heatwave Drives Cryptic Loss of Genetic Diversity in Underwater Forests

Carlos Frederico Deluqui Gurgel, Olga Camacho, Antoine J.P. Minne, Thomas Wernberg, Melinda A. Coleman

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Abstract

Extreme events have profound ecological impacts, but knowledge of how they affect underlying genetic diversity is scant. Gurgel et al. use rare empirical data from before a marine heatwave to demonstrate massive and cryptic loss of genetic diversity in underwater forests, which may compromise their ability to respond to future climatic change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1199-1206.e2
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume30
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2020

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