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1. O'Connor, Mary Isabel. Linking physiological rates and community ecology: effects of ocean temperature on dispersal and species interactions.

Degree: 2008, University of North Carolina

Our ability to predict and manage ecological change in the face of climate warming requires an understanding of the influence of climate on critical demographic and community-level processes. In spite of a rich history of research on ecological processes and the patterns they create, responses to climate change have been interpreted as species-specific, such as shifts in geographic ranges and the timing of seasonal life cycle events. However, recently described general and predictable responses of organisms to non-lethal changes in temperature may provide an important mechanistic link between local climate conditions and ecological processes. I have applied the metabolic theory of ecology to dispersal and food web dynamics to test the effect of temperature on complex, community-structuring processes. I used statistical and theoretical models to determine the generality of the effect of temperature on larval development and dispersal, and to consider consequences for biogeographic patterns, population connectivity and conservation. Using experiments, I tested the effect of temperature on herbivore-plant interaction strength, food web structure and production. Results show that general effects of temperature on fundamental metabolic components are consistent with community level responses to changing temperature, and these effects may provide a mechanistic explanation for broad biogeographic patterns and marine ecosystem response to climate change. Advisors/Committee Members: O'Connor, Mary Isabel, Bruno, John.

Subjects/Keywords: College of Arts and Sciences; Curriculum in Environment and Ecology

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APA (6th Edition):

O'Connor, M. I. (2008). Linking physiological rates and community ecology: effects of ocean temperature on dispersal and species interactions. (Thesis). University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:13019cf2-ccd1-4031-a68f-b3148b1ba9aa

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

O'Connor, Mary Isabel. “Linking physiological rates and community ecology: effects of ocean temperature on dispersal and species interactions.” 2008. Thesis, University of North Carolina. Accessed January 27, 2021. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:13019cf2-ccd1-4031-a68f-b3148b1ba9aa.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

O'Connor, Mary Isabel. “Linking physiological rates and community ecology: effects of ocean temperature on dispersal and species interactions.” 2008. Web. 27 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

O'Connor MI. Linking physiological rates and community ecology: effects of ocean temperature on dispersal and species interactions. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2008. [cited 2021 Jan 27]. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:13019cf2-ccd1-4031-a68f-b3148b1ba9aa.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

O'Connor MI. Linking physiological rates and community ecology: effects of ocean temperature on dispersal and species interactions. [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2008. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:13019cf2-ccd1-4031-a68f-b3148b1ba9aa

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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