Crabs are important on ecosystem: know the consequences of climate change on this specie

The thermometer has been rising. With climate change nocking, few studies have simulated on estuarine populations of crustaceans. MARE researchers studied the effects of temperature and salinity fluctuations on the population dynamics of the shore crab Carcinus maenas at the southern edge of its native range.

Based on experimental and literature data on the biology, ecology and physiology of the species they studie the population. Results showed that the shore crab will be more affected by changes in temperature than in salinity.


You may read on Science Direct the study where MARE researcher João Carlos Marques participates.