Journal article

Biomechanics meets the ecological niche: the importance of temporal data resolution

Michael R Kearney, Allison Matzelle, Brian Helmuth

JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY | COMPANY BIOLOGISTS LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

The emerging field of mechanistic niche modelling aims to link the functional traits of organisms to their environments to predict survival, reproduction, distribution and abundance. This approach has great potential to increase our understanding of the impacts of environmental change on individuals, populations and communities by providing functional connections between physiological and ecological response to increasingly available spatial environmental data. By their nature, such mechanistic models are more data intensive in comparison with the more widely applied correlative approaches but can potentially provide more spatially and temporally explicit predictions, which are often needed ..

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