Zoology (Jena) 2021 Apr 17;145:125891. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University, Askew Street, LL59 5AB, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom; Marine Station of Helgoland, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Ostkaje 1118, DE-27498, Helgoland, Germany. Electronic address:
A critical question in marine ecology is understanding how organisms will cope with environmental conditions under climate change. Increasing temperatures not only have a direct effect on marine organisms but may also lead to food limitation through for example trophic mismatches, or by the increased metabolic demands imposed by developing at high temperatures. Using barnacles from a population of North Wales, we studied the combined effect of temperature and food density on the survival, settlement success, developmental time and body size of larvae of the native barnacle Semibalanus balanoides and its exotic competitor, the barnacle Austrominius modestus. Read More