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The persistence of relict populations under climate change

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Project "PERS-RELICT-CLIM" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2018-01-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING UK (STIRLING) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

The rapid change in the Earth’s climate is predicted to disrupt the conditions which determine the distribution of tree species, with the most dramatic impacts at species range edges. At the trailing-range edge, empirical knowledge of the structure and performance of populations is very limited despite its essential importance for accurate prediction of species distribution and conservation of species diversity. Here, I hypothesize that the trailing-range edge is partly comprised of a relict structure of populations that can stabilize the range-edge of tree species. Through trait-based ecology and combining field, experimental and molecular approaches I aim to disentangle (1) the habitat, functional, genetic and demographic structure of trailing-range edge populations; (2) the mechanisms of local adaptation in early life stages; and (3) the associations between functional traits, demographic performance, habitat conditions and the relict status of populations. PERS-RELICT-CLIM is the first project designed to gain a complete understanding of trailing-range edge structure and functioning and potential of populations for persistence under global climate change.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Albert Vilà-Cabrera, Alistair S. Jump
Greater growth stability of trees in marginal habitats suggests a patchy pattern of population loss and retention in response to increased drought at the rear edge
published pages: , ISSN: 1461-023X, DOI: 10.1111/ele.13329
Ecology Letters 2019-08-29
2018 Thibaut Fréjaville, Albert Vilà‐Cabrera, Thomas Curt, Christopher Carcaillet
Aridity and competition drive fire resistance trait covariation in mountain trees
published pages: e02493, ISSN: 2150-8925, DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2493
Ecosphere 9/12 2019-08-29
2019 Albert Vilà-Cabrera, Andrea C. Premoli, Alistair S. Jump
Refining predictions of population decline at species’ rear edges
published pages: , ISSN: 1354-1013, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14597
Global Change Biology 2019-04-18

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