Nature Communications (Sep 2021)

Major restructuring of marine plankton assemblages under global warming

  • Fabio Benedetti,
  • Meike Vogt,
  • Urs Hofmann Elizondo,
  • Damiano Righetti,
  • Niklaus E. Zimmermann,
  • Nicolas Gruber

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 15


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Warming will affect marine plankton biomass, but also its diversity and community composition in poorly understood ways. Here, the authors model the spatial distribution of 860 marine plankton species from 10 functional groups and identify the future hotspots of climate change impacts under RCP8.5.