Thomas E. Reed, Stephanie Jenouvrier and Marcel E. Visser Phenological mismatch strongly affects individual fitness but not population demography in a woodland passerine Journal of Animal Ecology 82
Article first published online: 2 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02020.x
Climate change is causing phenological mismatches in many species, but few studies simultaneously explore the demographic and evolutionary consequences. This study shows that mismatch effects on key population vital rates are weak, despite strong effects on individual relative fitness, illustrating how ecological and evolutionary processes can be decoupled.
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