Melanie J. Heckwolf

Melanie J. Heckwolf
University of Cambridge | Cam · Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

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Biological invasions via translocations are a textbook case of globalization’s impact on species distributions. Human-mediated transport helps species to overcome natural spatial boundaries and establish populations, often from a small number of individuals, in ecosystems previously unreachable through natural range expansion. The result is a disco...
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Populations are under strong selection to match reproductive timing with favorable environmental conditions. This becomes particularly important and challenging with increasing interannual environmental variability. Adjusting reproductive timing requires the ability to sense and interpret relevant environmental cues, while responding flexibly to th...
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Seagrass meadows, algal forests and mussel beds are widely regarded as foundation species that support communities providing valuable ecosystem services in many coastal regions; however, quantitative evidence of the relationship is scarce. Using the Baltic Sea as a case study, a region of significant socio-economic importance in the northern hemisp...
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Epigenetic inheritance has been proposed to contribute to adaptation and acclimation via two information channels: (i) inducible epigenetic marks that enable transgenerational plasticity and (ii) noninducible epigenetic marks resulting from random epimutations shaped by selection. We studied both postulated channels by sequencing methylomes and gen...
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Epigenetic inheritance has been suggested to contribute to adaptation via two distinct pathways. Either, stable epigenetic marks emerge as epimutations and are targets of natural selection via the phenotype, analogous to adaptation from DNA sequence-based variation. Alternatively, epigenetic marks are inducible by environmental cues, possibly repre...
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Remane's Artenminimum at the horohalinicum is a fundamental concept in ecology to describe and explain the distribution of organisms along salinity gradients. However, a recent metadata analysis challenged this concept for protists, proposing a species maximum in brackish waters. Due to data bias, this literature‐based investigation was highly disc...
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In marine climate change research, salinity shifts have been widely overlooked. While widespread desalination effects are expected in higher latitudes, salinity is predicted to increase closer to the equator. Here, we use the steep salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea as a space‐for time design to address effects of salinity change on populations. A...

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