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Mixed-species shoaling as a behavioural mechanism facilitating the redistribution of tropical fishes.

Mr Kai Paijmans1, Professor David Booth2, Dr Marian Wong1 1University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 2University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia Tropical fishes recruiting to temperate regions outside of their native range (hereafter termed vagrants) provide an exciting opportunity to investigate how novel behavioural interactions between displaced and native species are likely to structure future climate…

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Presence of cleaning mutualisms affect reef fish distribution forecasts

Mr Jose Ricardo Paula1, Prof.  Miguel  Araújo2,3,4, Dr. Rui Rosa1 1MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Cascais, Portugal, 2Rui Nabeiro Biodiversity Chair, Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal, 3Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Madrid, Spain, 4Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History…

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Integrating physiology, behavior and life history to understand impacts of ocean warming on key marine species

Miss Patricia Peinado1, Dr Quinn Fitgibbon1, Dr Sean Tracey1, Dr Jayson  Semmens1, Dr Gretta  Pecl l1 1IMAS, University Of Tasmania , Sandy Bay, Australia Marine communities are likely to be particularly vulnerable to the climate-driven changes in the geographical distribution of species. Modification of species distributions can lead to new species interactions which could have…

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Temperature variation and compensatory density feedback drive life stage-specific establishment of tropical fish in temperate seas

Dr Cristián Monaco1, Dr Ivan Nagelkerken1, Dr David Booth2, Dr Corey Bradshaw3, Dr Bronwyn Gillanders1, Dr David Schoeman4 1University Of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, 2University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 3Flinders University, Bedford Park, Australia, 4University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, Australia Climate change is driving shifts in the distribution of many species globally as…

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Using physiology and performance to predict climate driven distribution range shifts in three temperate African anurans species: a hybrid modelling approach

Dr Mohlamatsane Mokhatla1,2, Dr  John Measey2, Dr Dennis Rödder3 1South African National Parks, Sedgefield, South Africa, 2Centre for Invasion Biology (CIB), Department of Botany and Zoology, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 3Zoologische Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK), Bonn, Germany Changes in climate have had an overriding influence on species distribution throughout time. The manner in which…

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Winds of change: wind connectivity, gene flow, and climate adaptation in trees

Matthew Kling1, David Ackerly1 1University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States With forest ecosystems supporting the majority of terrestrial biodiversity and carbon storage, the fate of trees in future climates is paramount. Climate change adaptation in these ecosystems will require broad-scale movement of plant genes and species, with outcomes depending critically on passive dispersal of…

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Factors restricting the spread of invasive plants at high latitudes

Prof Peter M. Kotanen1 1University Of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada Invasions at high latitudes are an emerging problem. Few invasive plants currently occur in subarctic or arctic Canada, but northern towns may play a crucial role in future climate-driven range expansions by acting as centres for the initial arrival and establishment of invaders already present in…

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Towards a better understanding of species responses to climate change by integrating data and approaches across disciplines and scales

Dr Christian Hof1, Eva Katharina Engelhardt1, Matthias  Biber1, Dr. Imran Khaliq2 1Biodiversity and Global Change Lab, Terrestrial Ecology Research Group, Technical University Of Munich, Freising, Germany, 2Department of Zoology, Ghazi University, Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan Climate change is one of the major drivers of recent biodiversity change. Responses of species to changes in climatic conditions,…

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Genomic analyses and climate models reveal a rapid but long-lasting climate-driven geographic expansion of a tropical herbivorous reef fish

Dr Laura Gajdzik1,2, Dr Thomas DeCarlo3, Mr Adam Koziol1, Dr Mahsa Mousavi-Derazmahalleh1, Prof Michael Bunce1, Dr. Joseph DiBattista1,4 1Curtin University, Bentley, Australia, 2King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 3The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia, 4The Australian Museum Research Institute, Sydney, Australia A timely question in ecology is to determine the…

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Temperature utilization in a coral reef flat specialist, the epaulette shark, Hemiscyllium occelatum

Ms Tiffany  Nay1,2, Mr Rohan Longbottom2, Mr Connor Gervais3, Dr Jodie Rummer1,2, Dr. Jacob  Johansen4, Dr. John  Steffensen5, Dr Andrew Hoey1,2 1James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 2ARC Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Townsville, Australia, 3Macquarie University, Sydney , Australia, 4University of Hawaii, Kaneohe, United States of America, 5University of Copenhagen, Helsingør, Denmark Intertidal…