Cascading impacts of earthquakes and extreme heatwaves have destroyed populations of an iconic marine foundation species

Mads Thomsen
Aim: Ecologists traditionally study how contemporary local processes, such as biological interactions and physical stressors, affect the distribution and abundance of organisms. By comparison, biogeographers study the distribution of the same organisms, but focus on historic, larger-scale processes that can cause mass mortalities, such as earthquakes. Here we document cascading effects of rare biogeographical (seismic) and more common ecological (temperature-related) processes on the distribution and abundances of coastal foundation species. Location: Intertidal wave-exposed rocky reefs...
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