The nineteenth J. W. Jones Lecture.
History and heroes: the thermal niche of fishes and long-term lake ice dynamics*
Article first published online: 11 OCT 2010
© 2010 The Author. Journal of Fish Biology © 2010 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Journal of Fish Biology
Special Issue: Fishes and Climate Change
Volume 77, Issue 8, pages 1731–1744, November 2010
How to Cite
Magnuson, J. J. (2010), History and heroes: the thermal niche of fishes and long-term lake ice dynamics. Journal of Fish Biology, 77: 1731–1744. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02781.x
- Issue published online: 16 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 11 OCT 2010
- climate change;
- lake ice;
- thermal niche
These perspectives on climate change come largely from two views, i.e. that of a fish and fisheries ecologist with an autecological interest and that of a limnologist interested in long-term dynamics and change. Ideas about the thermal niche evolved from the late F. E. J. Fry's (University of Toronto) paradigm of fish response to environmental factors and the late G. Evelyn Hutchinson's (Yale University) formalization of the niche concept. In contrast, ideas about climatic change and variability have been shaped by long-term observation records from lakes around the northern hemisphere. The history of each set of ideas, i.e. the thermal niche of fishes and learning from nature's long-term dynamics, is briefly reviewed in the context of climatic change.