Testing Bergmann's rule in marine copepods
Campbell, Max D.1,2; Schoeman, David S.3; Venables, William4,5; Abu-Alhaija, Rana6; Batten, Sonia D.7,8; Chiba, Sanae9,10; Coman, Frank11; Davies, Claire H.12; Edwards, Martin13; Eriksen, Ruth S.12; Everett, Jason D.5,11; Fukai, Yutaka14; Fukuchi, Mitsuo15; Garrote, Octavio Esquivel16; Hosie, Graham13; Huggett, Jenny A.17,18,19; Johns, David G.13; Kitchener, John A.20; Koubbi, Philippe21,22; McEnnulty, Felicity R.12; Muxagata, Erik16; Ostle, Clare13; Robinson, Karen, V23; Slotwinski, Anita11; Swadling, Kerrie M.24; Takahashi, Kunio T.15; Tonks, Mark11; Uribe-Palomino, Julian11; Verheye, Hans M.17,18; Wilson, William H.13; Worship, Marco M.19; Yamaguchi, Atsushi14; Zhang, Wuchang25; Richardson, Anthony J.5,11
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Macroecological relationships provide insights into rules that govern ecological systems. Bergmann's rule posits that members of the same clade are larger at colder temperatures. Whether temperature drives this relationship is debated because several other potential drivers covary with temperature. We conducted a near-global comparative analysis on marine copepods (97 830 samples, 388 taxa) to test Bergmann's rule, considering other potential drivers. Supporting Bergmann's rule, we found temperature better predicted size than did latitude or oxygen, with body size decreasing by 43.9% across the temperature range (-1.7 to 30oC). Body size also decreased by 26.9% across the range in food availability. Our results provide strong support for Bergman's rule in copepods, but emphasises the importance of other drivers in modifying this pattern. As the world warms, smaller copepod species are likely to emerge as 'winners', potentially reducing rates of fisheries production and carbon sequestration.

Keywordallometry chlorophyll continuous plankton recorder ectotherms environmental drivers invertebrate macroecology statistical modelling temperature-size rule zooplankton
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Funding ProjectDEFRA UK[ME-5308] ; NSF USA[OCE-1657887] ; DFO CA[F5955-150026/001/HAL] ; NERC UK[NC-R8/H12/100] ; IMR Norway
WOS Research AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectBiodiversity Conservation ; Ecology
WOS IDWOS:000683315200001
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Corresponding AuthorCampbell, Max D.
Affiliation1.Univ New South Wales, Sch Math & Stat, Kensington, NSW, Australia
2.Griffith Univ, Sch Environm & Sci, Australian Rivers Inst Coasts & Estuaries, Nathan, Qld, Australia
3.Univ Sunshine Coast, Sch Sci & Engn, Global Change Ecol Res Grp, Maroochydore, Qld, Australia
4.Commonwealth Sci & Ind Res Org CSIRO Data61, Ecosci Precinct, Dutton Pk, Qld, Australia
5.Univ Queensland, Sch Math & Phys, St Lucia, Qld, Australia
6.Cyprus Inst, Nicosia, Cyprus
7.Marine Biol Assoc MBA, CPR Survey, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
8.North Pacific Marine Sci Org PICES, Sidney, BC, Canada
9.Japan Agcy Marine Earth Sci & Technol JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
10.UNEP WCMC, Cambridge, England
11.Commonwealth Sci & Ind Res Org CSIRO Oceans & Atm, BioSci Precinct QBP, St Lucia, Qld, Australia
12.Commonwealth Sci & Ind Res Org CSIRO Oceans & Atm, Hobart, Tas, Australia
13.Marine Biol Assoc MBA, CPR Survey, Plymouth, Devon, England
14.Hokkaido Univ, Grad Sch Fisheries Sci, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
15.Natl Inst Polar Res, Tokyo, Japan
16.Univ Fed Rio Grande FURG, Lab Zooplancton, Rio Grande, Brazil
17.Univ Cape Town, Dept Biol Sci, Cape Town, South Africa
18.Univ Cape Town, Marine Res Inst, Cape Town, South Africa
19.Oceans & Coasts Res, Dept Forestry & Fisheries & Environm, Cape Town, South Africa
20.Dept Agr Water & Environm, Australian Antarctic Div, Kingston, Australia
21.IFREMER, Lab Halieut Manche Mer Nord, Boulogne Sur Mer, France
22.UFR 918 Terre Environm Biodiversite, Paris, France
23.Natl Inst Water & Atmospher Res NIWA, Christchurch, New Zealand
24.Univ Tasmania, Inst Marine Antarctic Studies, Sandy Bay, Tas, Australia
25.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Qingdao, Peoples R China
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Campbell, Max D.,Schoeman, David S.,Venables, William,et al. Testing Bergmann's rule in marine copepods[J]. ECOGRAPHY,2021:13.
APA Campbell, Max D..,Schoeman, David S..,Venables, William.,Abu-Alhaija, Rana.,Batten, Sonia D..,...&Richardson, Anthony J..(2021).Testing Bergmann's rule in marine copepods.ECOGRAPHY,13.
MLA Campbell, Max D.,et al."Testing Bergmann's rule in marine copepods".ECOGRAPHY (2021):13.
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