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COMPCON SIGNED

Competition under (niche) construction

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Project "COMPCON" data sheet

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Coordinator
FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS 

Organization address
address: CAMPO GRANDE, EDIFICIO C1, PISO 3
city: LISBON
postcode: 1749 016
website: http://www.fciencias-id.pt

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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
 Total cost 1˙999˙275 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙275 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-05-01   to  2022-04-30

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS PT (LISBON) coordinator 1˙785˙525.00
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS FR (PARIS) participant 213˙750.00

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 Project objective

Interspecific competition is arguably the best interaction to address how individual trait variation and eco-evolutionary feedbacks shape species distributions and trait evolution, due to its indirect effects via the shared resource. However, a clear understanding of such feedbacks is only possible if each contributing factor can be manipulated independently. With COMPCON, we will address how individual variation, niche width, niche construction and the presence of competitors shape species distributions and trait evolution, using a system amenable to manipulation of all these variables. The system is composed of two spider mite species, Tetranychus urticae and T. ludeni, that up- and down-regulate plant defences (i.e., negative and positive niche construction, respectively). Tomato mutant plants with low defences will be used as an environment in which niche construction is not expressed. Furthermore, tomato plants will be grown under different cadmium concentrations, allowing quantitative variation of available niches. Using isogenic lines, we will measure individual variation in niche width, niche construction and competitive ability. Different combinations of lines will then be used to test key predictions of recent theory on how such variation affects coexistence with competitors. Subsequently, mite populations will evolve in environments with either one or more potential niches, in plants where niche construction is possible or not, and in presence or absence of competitors (coevolving or not). We will test how these selection pressures affect niche width, niche construction and competitive ability, as well as plant damage. Finally, we will re-derive isogenic lines from these treatments, to test how evolution under different scenarios affects individual variation in niche width. COMPCON will shed new light on the role of competition in shaping eco-evolutionary communities, with bearings on disciplines ranging from macro-ecology to evolutionary genetics

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 João Alpedrinha, Leonor R. Rodrigues, Sara Magalhães, Jessica Abbott
The virtues and limitations of exploring the eco‐evolutionary dynamics of sexually selected traits
published pages: 1381-1389, ISSN: 0030-1299, DOI: 10.1111/oik.06573
Oikos 128/10 2019-12-16
2019 Vitor C Sousa, Flore Zélé, Leonor R Rodrigues, Diogo P Godinho, Maud Charlery de la Masselière, Sara Magalhães
Rapid host-plant adaptation in the herbivorous spider mite Tetranychus urticae occurs at low cost
published pages: 82-89, ISSN: 2214-5745, DOI: 10.1016/j.cois.2019.08.006
Current Opinion in Insect Science 36 2019-12-16
2018 Jéssica Paulo, Diogo Godinho, Anabela Silva, Cristina Branquinho, Sara Magalhães
Suppression of Plant Defenses by Herbivorous Mites Is Not Associated with Adaptation to Host Plants
published pages: 1783, ISSN: 1422-0067, DOI: 10.3390/ijms19061783
International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19/6 2019-04-18
2018 Flore Zélé, Sara Magalhães, Sonia Kéfi, Alison B. Duncan
Ecology and evolution of facilitation among symbionts
published pages: , ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-06779-w
Nature Communications 9/1 2019-04-18
2018 Diogo P. Godinho, Helena Cristina Serrano, Anabela B. Silva, Cristina Branquinho, Sara Magalhães
Effect of metal-accumulation on the performance of plants and infesting herbivores that cope differently with organic defences
published pages: , ISSN: 1664-462X, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01723
Frontiers in Plant Science 2019-04-18

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