Populations in temporally varying environments

Ongoing climal environate change, habitat fragmentation, and invasive species result in increasing tempormental variation, which poses a challenge for many organisms that have limited dispersal capacity, such as plants and small mammals. Although this temporal variation is usually assumed to be harmful for populations, theoretical work has shown that some populations may benefit from it.

We investigate the responses and strategies of populations (including native and exotic species) to temporally varying environments in a demographic context. By using long-term population and climate data, we aim to identify organismal groups that are likely to suffer or benefit from temporal variation.



Satu Ramula

Christie Le Coeur