Tomas Roslin

Scientific researcher,
University of Helsinki

Department of Agricultural Sciences
E-mail: tomas.roslin@helsinki.fi
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Research

Insects dominate the world, both in terms of abundance and diversity. In my research, I have therefore focused on the processes that structure insect populations and communities worldwide. During the last few years, I have been particularly interested in how the spatial context may affect interactions between plants, herbivorous insects and their natural enemies. While much of classical herbivore-plant ecology has been focusing on the role of local host plant quality as a determinant of herbivore densities, my colleagues and I have been able to partition spatiotemporal variation in host plant quality into different hierarchical levels, to show that variation among host plant individuals is frequently secondary to variation at other levels, and to ascribe regional patterns in herbivore distribution and abundance to spatial population processes beyond the previous top-bottom paradigm. In addition to showing effects on ecological population dynamics, we have also demonstrated how spatial context affects microevolutionary processes such as local adaptation. Overall, I believe that these insights pave the way for a novel, more dynamic view on trophic interactions in spatially structured landscapes. They also help identify how and why human modification of the landscape may affect interactions among species. In my latest research, I have increasingly used quantitative food webs as descriptors of how insects interact with other trophic levels. As key initiatives, I aim to address general patterns across multiple local food webs, and to link food web structure to food web functioning. For more information on our research group, click here. In terms of instruction, I currently serve as a University Lecturer, teaching regular courses on ecological processes in agricultural landscapes. I have also trained students in communicating their scientific findings to a broader audience than traditional academia.



Publications

24- Towards a modular theory of trophic interactions
Journal Note
Wootton K L , Curtsdotter A , Roslin T , Bommarco R , Jonsson T ,
2021 Functional Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-25)

23- A molecular-based identification resource for the arthropods of Finland
Journal Article
Roslin T , Somervuo P , Pentinsaari M , Hebert P D N , Agda J , Ahlroth P , Anttonen P , Aspi J , Blagoev G , Blanco S , Chan D , Clayhills T , deWaard J , deWaard S , Elliot T , Elo R , Haapala S , Helve E , Ilmonen J , Hirvonen P , Ho C , Itämies J , Ivanov V , Jakovlev J , Juslén A , Jussila R , Kahanpää J , Kaila L , Jari‐PekkaKaitila , Kakko A , Kakko I , Karhu A , Karjalainen S , Kjaerandsen J , Koskinen J , Laasonen E M , Laasonen L , Laine E , Lampila P , Levesque‐Beaudin V , Lu L , Lähteenaro M , Majuri P , Malmberg S , Manjunath R , Martikainen P , Mattila J , McKeown J , Metsälä P , Miklasevskaja M , Miller M , Miskie R , Muinonen A , Veli‐MattiMukkala , Naik S , Nikolova N , Nupponen K , Ovaskainen O , Österblad I , Paasivirta L , Pajunen T , Parkko P , Paukkunen J , Penttinen R , Perez K , Pohjoismäki J , Prosser S , Raekunnas M , Rahulan M , Rannisto M , Ratnasingham S , Raukko P , Rinne A , Rintala T , Miranda Romo S , Salmela J , Salokannel J , Savolainen R , Schulman L , Sihvonen P , Soliman D , Sones J , Steinke C , Ståhls G , Tabell J , Tiusanen M , Várkonyi G , Vesterinen E J , Viitanen E , Vikberg V , Viitasaari M , Vilen J , Warne C , Wei C , Winqvist K , Zakharov E , Mutanen M ,
2021 Molecular Ecology Resources (Date Added: 2021-11-12)

22- Organic fertilisation enhances generalist predators and suppresses aphid growth in the absence of specialist predators
Journal Article
Aguilera G , Riggi L , Miller K , Roslin T , Bommarco R ,
2021 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

21- Woody encroachment in grassland elicits complex changes in the functional structure of above- and belowground biota
Journal Article
Sepp S , Davison J , Moora M , Neuenkamp L , Oja J , Roslin T , Vasar M , Öpik M , Zobel M ,
2021 Ecosphere (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

20- Land-use intensity affects the potential for apparent competition within and between habitats
Journal Article
Miller K E , Aguilera G , Bommarco R , Roslin T ,
2021 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

19- Legacy effects of temporary grassland in annual crop rotation on soil ecosystem services
Journal Article
Hoeffner K , Beylich A , Chabbi A , Cluzeau D , Dascalu D , Graefe U , Guzmán G , Hallaire V , Hanisch J , Landa B B , Linsler D , Menasseri S , Öpik M , Potthoff M , Sandor M , Scheu S , Schmelz R M , Engell I , Schrader S , Vahter T , Banse M , Nicolaï A , Plaas E , Runge T , Roslin T , Decau M , Sepp S , Arias-Giraldo L F , Busnot S , Roucaute M , Pérès G ,
2021 Science of the Total Environment (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

18- Accounting for species interactions is necessary for predicting how arctic arthropod communities respond to climate change
Journal Article
Abrego N , Roslin T , Huotari T , Ji Y , Schmidt N M , Wang J , Yu D W , Ovaskainen O ,
2021 Ecography (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

17- DNA traces the origin of honey by identifying plants, bacteria and fungi
Journal Article
Wirta H , Abrego N , Miller K , Roslin T , Vesterinen E ,
2021 Scientific Reports (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

16- Phenological shifts of abiotic events, producers and consumers across a continent
Journal Article
Roslin T , Antão L , Hällfors M , Meyke E , Lo C , Tikhonov G , Delgado M d M , Gurarie E , Abadonova M , Abduraimov O , Adrianova O , Akimova T , Akkiev M , Ananin A , Andreeva E , Andriychuk N , Antipin M , Arzamascev K , Babina S , Babushkin M , Bakin O , Barabancova A , Basilskaja I , Belova N , Belyaeva N , Bespalova T , Bisikalova E , Bobretsov A , Bobrov V , Bobrovskyi V , Bochkareva E , Bogdanov G , Bolshakov V , Bondarchuk S , Bukharova E , Butunina A , Buyvolov Y , Buyvolova A , Bykov Y , Chakhireva E , Chashchina O , Cherenkova N , Chistjakov S , Chuhontseva S , Davydov E A , Demchenko V , Diadicheva E , Dobrolyubov A , Dostoyevskaya L , Drovnina S , Drozdova Z , Dubanaev A , Dubrovsky Y , Elsukov S , Epova L , Ermakova O , Ermakova O S , Ershkova E , Esengeldenova A , Evstigneev O , Fedchenko I , Fedotova V , Filatova T , Gashev S , Gavrilov A , Gaydysh I , Golovcov D , Goncharova N , Gorbunova E , Gordeeva T , Grishchenko V , Gromyko L , Hohryakov V , Hritankov A , Ignatenko E , Igosheva S , Ivanova U , Ivanova N , Kalinkin Y , Kaygorodova E , Kazansky F , Kiseleva D , Knorre A , Kolpashikov L , Korobov E , Korolyova H , Korotkikh N , Kosenkov G , Kossenko S , Kotlugalyamova E , Kozlovsky E , Kozsheechkin V , Kozurak A , Kozyr I , Krasnopevtseva A , Kruglikov S , Kuberskaya O , Kudryavtsev A , Kulebyakina E , Kulsha Y , Kupriyanova M , Kurbanbagamaev M , Kutenkov A , Kutenkova N , Kuyantseva N , Kuznetsov A , Larin E , Lebedev P , Litvinov K , Luzhkova N , Mahmudov A , Makovkina L , Mamontov V , Mayorova S , Megalinskaja I , Meydus A , Minin A , Mitrofanov O , Motruk M , Myslenkov A , Nasonova N , Nemtseva N , Nesterova I , Nezdoliy T , Niroda T , Novikova T , Panicheva D , Pavlov A , Pavlova K , Podolski S , Polikarpova N , Polyanskaya T , Pospelov I , Pospelova E , Prokhorov I , Prokosheva I , Puchnina L , Putrashyk I , Raiskaya J , Rozhkov Y , Rozhkova O , Rudenko M , Rybnikova I , Rykova S , Sahnevich M , Samoylov A , Sanko V , Sapelnikova I , Sazonov S , Selyunina Z , Shalaeva K , Shashkov M , Shcherbakov A , Shevchyk V , Shubin S , Shujskaja E , Sibgatullin R , Sikkila N , Sitnikova E , Sivkov A , Skok N , Skorokhodova S , Smirnova E , Sokolova G , Sopin V , Spasovski Y , Stepanov S , Stratiy V , Strekalovskaya V , Sukhov A , Suleymanova G , Sultangareeva L , Teleganova V , Teplov V , Teplova V , Tertitsa T , Timoshkin V , Tirski D , Tolmachev A , Tomilin A , Tselishcheva L , Turgunov M , Tyukh Y , Van P , Van V , Vasin A , Vasina A , Vekliuk A , Vetchinnikova L , Vinogradov V , Volodchenkov N , Voloshina I , Xoliqov T , Yablonovska-Grishchenko E , Yakovlev V , Yakovleva M , Yantser O , Yarema Y , Zahvatov A , Zakharov V , Zelenetskiy N , Zheltukhin A , Zubina T , Kurhinen J , Ovaskainen O ,
2021 Nature Climate Change (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

15- Microclimate structures communities, predation and herbivory in the High Arctic
Journal Article
Kankaanpää T , Abrego N , Vesterinen E , Roslin T ,
2021 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

14- Robustness of a meta-network to alternative habitat loss scenarios
Journal Article
Santos M , Cagnolo L , Roslin T , Ruperto E F , Bernaschini M L , Vázquez D P ,
2021 Oikos (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

13- Climate warming dominates over plant genotype in shaping the seasonal trajectory of foliar fungal communities on oak
Journal Article
Faticov M , Abdelfattah A , Roslin T , Vacher C , Hambäck P , Blanchet F G , Lindahl B D , Tack A J M ,
2021 New Phytologist (Date Added: 2021-06-24)

12- Differences in spatial versus temporal reaction norms for spring and autumn phenological events
Journal Article
Delgado M d M , Roslin T , Tikhonov G , Meyke E , Lo C , Gurarie E , Abadonova M , Abduraimov O , Adrianova O , Akimova T , Akkiev M , Ananin A , Andreeva E , Andriychuk N , Antipin M , Arzamascev K , Babina S , Babushkin M , Bakin O , Barabancova A , Basilskaja I , Belova N , Belyaeva N , Bespalova T , Bisikalova E , Bobretsov A , Bobrov V , Bobrovskyi V , Bochkareva E , Bogdanov G , Bolshakov V , Bondarchuk S , Bukharova E , Butunina A , Buyvolov Y , Buyvolova A , Bykov Y , Chakhireva E , Chashchina O , Cherenkova N , Chistjakov S , Chuhontseva S , Davydov E A , Demchenko V , Diadicheva E , Dobrolyubov A , Dostoyevskaya L , Drovnina S , Drozdova Z , Dubanaev A , Dubrovsky Y , Elsukov S , Epova L , Ermakova O S , Ermakova O , Esengeldenova A , Evstigneev O , Fedchenko I , Fedotova V , Filatova T , Gashev S , Gavrilov A , Gaydysh I , Golovcov D , Goncharova N , Gorbunova E , Gordeeva T , Grishchenko V , Gromyko L , Hohryakov V , Hritankov A , Ignatenko E , Igosheva S , Ivanova U , Ivanova N , Kalinkin Y , Kaygorodova E , Kazansky F , Kiseleva D , Knorre A , Kolpashikov L , Korobov E , Korolyova H , Korotkikh N , Kosenkov G , Kossenko S , Kotlugalyamova E , Kozlovsky E , Kozsheechkin V , Kozurak A , Kozyr I , Krasnopevtseva A , Kruglikov S , Kuberskaya O , Kudryavtsev A , Kulebyakina E , Kulsha Y , Kupriyanova M , Kurbanbagamaev M , Kutenkov A , Kutenkova N , Kuyantseva N , Kuznetsov A , Larin E , Lebedev P , Litvinov K , Luzhkova N , Mahmudov A , Makovkina L , Mamontov V , Mayorova S , Megalinskaja I , Meydus A , Minin A , Mitrofanov O , Motruk M , Myslenkov A , Nasonova N , Nemtseva N , Nesterova I , Nezdoliy T , Niroda T , Novikova T , Panicheva D , Pavlov A , Pavlova K , Van P , Podolski S , Polikarpova N , Polyanskaya T , Pospelov I , Pospelova E , Prokhorov I , Prokosheva I , Puchnina L , Putrashyk I , Raiskaya J , Rozhkov Y , Rozhkova O , Rudenko M , Rybnikova I , Rykova S , Sahnevich M , Samoylov A , Sanko V , Sapelnikova I , Sazonov S , Selyunina Z , Shalaeva K , Shashkov M , Shcherbakov A , Shevchyk V , Shubin S , Shujskaja E , Sibgatullin R , Sikkila N , Sitnikova E , Sivkov A , Skok N , Skorokhodova S , Smirnova E , Sokolova G , Sopin V , Spasovski Y , Stepanov S , Stratiy V , Strekalovskaya V , Sukhov A , Suleymanova G , Sultangareeva L , Teleganova V , Teplov V , Teplova V , Tertitsa T , Timoshkin V , Tirski D , Tolmachev A , Tomilin A , Tselishcheva L , Turgunov M , Tyukh Y , Van V , Ershkova E , Vasin A , Vasina A , Vekliuk A , Vetchinnikova L , Vinogradov V , Volodchenkov N , Voloshina I , Xoliqov T , Yablonovska-Grishchenko E , Yakovlev V , Yakovleva M , Yantser O , Yarema Y , Zahvatov A , Zakharov V , Zelenetskiy N , Zheltukhin A , Zubina T , Kurhinen J , Ovaskainen O ,
2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

11- Heated rivalries: Phenological variation modifies competition for pollinators among arctic plants
Journal Article
Tiusanen M , Kankaanpää T , Schmidt N M , Roslin T ,
2020 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

10- Crop diversity benefits carabid and pollinator communities in landscapes with semi-natural habitats
Journal Article
Aguilera G , Roslin T , Miller K , Tamburini G , Birkhofer K , Caballero‐Lopez B , Lindström S A , Öckinger E , Rundlöf M , Rusch A , Smith H G , Bommarco R ,
2020 Journal of Applied Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

9- Shifts in timing and duration of breeding for 73 boreal bird species over four decades
Journal Article
Hällfors M H , Antão L H , Itter M , Lehikoinen A , Lindholm T , Roslin T , Saastamoinen M ,
2020 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

8- Higher host plant specialization of root-associated endophytes than mycorrhizal fungi along an arctic elevational gradient
Journal Article
Abrego N , Huotari T , Tack A J M , Lindahl B D , Tikhonov G , Somervuo P , Martin Schmidt N , Ovaskainen O , Roslin T ,
2020 Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

7- Accounting for environmental variation in co-occurrence modelling reveals the importance of positive interactions in root-associated fungal communities
Journal Article
Abrego N , Roslin T , Huotari T , Tack A J M , Lindahl B D , Tikhonov G , Somervuo P , Schmidt N M , Ovaskainen O ,
2020 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

6- Author Correction: Chronicles of nature calendar, a long-term and large-scale multitaxon database on phenology (Scientific Data, (2020), 7, 1, (47), 10.1038/s41597-020-0376-z)
Journal Erratum
Ovaskainen O , Meyke E , Lo C , Tikhonov G , Delgado M d M , Roslin T , Gurarie E , Abadonova M , Abduraimov O , Adrianova O , Akimova T , Akkiev M , Ananin A , Andreeva E , Andriychuk N , Antipin M , Arzamascev K , Babina S , Babushkin M , Bakin O , Barabancova A , Basilskaja I , Belova N , Belyaeva N , Bespalova T , Bisikalova E , Bobretsov A , Bobrov V , Bobrovskyi V , Bochkareva E , Bogdanov G , Bolshakov V , Bondarchuk S , Bukharova E , Butunina A , Buyvolov Y , Buyvolova A , Bykov Y , Chakhireva E , Chashchina O , Cherenkova N , Chistjakov S , Chuhontseva S , Davydov E A , Demchenko V , Diadicheva E , Dobrolyubov A , Dostoyevskaya L , Drovnina S , Drozdova Z , Dubanaev A , Dubrovsky Y , Elsukov S , Epova L , Ermakova O S , Ermakova O , Esengeldenova A , Evstigneev O , Fedchenko I , Fedotova V , Filatova T , Gashev S , Gavrilov A , Gaydysh I , Golovcov D , Goncharova N , Gorbunova E , Gordeeva T , Grishchenko V , Gromyko L , Hohryakov V , Hritankov A , Ignatenko E , Igosheva S , Ivanova U , Ivanova N , Kalinkin Y , Kaygorodova E , Kazansky F , Kiseleva D , Knorre A , Kolpashikov L , Korobov E , Korolyova H , Korotkikh N , Kosenkov G , Kossenko S , Kotlugalyamova E , Kozlovsky E , Kozsheechkin V , Kozurak A , Kozyr I , Krasnopevtseva A , Kruglikov S , Kuberskaya O , Kudryavtsev A , Kulebyakina E , Kulsha Y , Kupriyanova M , Kurbanbagamaev M , Kutenkov A , Kutenkova N , Kuyantseva N , Kuznetsov A , Larin E , Lebedev P , Litvinov K , Luzhkova N , Mahmudov A , Makovkina L , Mamontov V , Mayorova S , Megalinskaja I , Meydus A , Minin A , Mitrofanov O , Motruk M , Myslenkov A , Nasonova N , Nemtseva N , Nesterova I , Nezdoliy T , Niroda T , Novikova T , Panicheva D , Pavlov A , Pavlova K , Petrenko P , Podolski S , Polikarpova N , Polyanskaya T , Pospelov I , Pospelova E , Prokhorov I , Prokosheva I , Puchnina L , Putrashyk I , Raiskaya J , Rozhkov Y , Rozhkova O , Rudenko M , Rybnikova I , Rykova S , Sahnevich M , Samoylov A , Sanko V , Sapelnikova I , Sazonov S , Selyunina Z , Shalaeva K , Shashkov M , Shcherbakov A , Shevchyk V , Shubin S , Shujskaja E , Sibgatullin R , Sikkila N , Sitnikova E , Sivkov A , Skok N , Skorokhodova S , Smirnova E , Sokolova G , Sopin V , Spasovski Y , Stepanov S , Stratiy V , Strekalovskaya V , Sukhov A , Suleymanova G , Sultangareeva L , Teleganova V , Teplov V , Teplova V , Tertitsa T , Timoshkin V , Tirski D , Tolmachev A , Tomilin A , Tselishcheva L , Turgunov M , Tyukh Y , Vladimir V , Vargot E , Vasin A , Vasina A , Vekliuk A , Vetchinnikova L , Vinogradov V , Volodchenkov N , Voloshina I , Xoliqov T , Yablonovska-Grishchenko E , Yakovlev V , Yakovleva M , Yantser O , Yarema Y , Zahvatov A , Zakharov V , Zelenetskiy N , Zheltukhin A , Zubina T , Kurhinen J ,
2020 Scientific Data (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

5- Threats from the air: Damselfly predation on diverse prey taxa
Journal Article
Kaunisto K M , Roslin T , Forbes M R , Morrill A , Sääksjärvi I E , Puisto A I E , Lilley T M , Vesterinen E J ,
2020 Journal of Animal Ecology (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

4- Contrasting latitudinal patterns in diversity and stability in a high-latitude species-rich moth community
Journal Article
Antão L H , Pöyry J , Leinonen R , Roslin T ,
2020 Global Ecology and Biogeography (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

3- Chronicles of nature calendar, a long-term and large-scale multitaxon database on phenology
Journal Data Paper
Ovaskainen O , Meyke E , Lo C , Tikhonov G , Delgado M d M , Roslin T , Gurarie E , Abadonova M , Abduraimov O , Adrianova O , Akimova T , Akkiev M , Ananin A , Andreeva E , Andriychuk N , Antipin M , Arzamascev K , Babina S , Babushkin M , Bakin O , Barabancova A , Basilskaja I , Belova N , Belyaeva N , Bespalova T , Bisikalova E , Bobretsov A , Bobrov V , Bobrovskyi V , Bochkareva E , Bogdanov G , Bolshakov V , Bondarchuk S , Bukharova E , Butunina A , Buyvolov Y , Buyvolova A , Bykov Y , Chakhireva E , Chashchina O , Cherenkova N , Chistjakov S , Chuhontseva S , Davydov E A , Demchenko V , Diadicheva E , Dobrolyubov A , Dostoyevskaya L , Drovnina S , Drozdova Z , Dubanaev A , Dubrovsky Y , Elsukov S , Epova L , Ermakova O S , Ermakova O , Esengeldenova A , Evstigneev O , Fedchenko I , Fedotova V , Filatova T , Gashev S , Gavrilov A , Gaydysh I , Golovcov D , Goncharova N , Gorbunova E , Gordeeva T , Grishchenko V , Gromyko L , Hohryakov V , Hritankov A , Ignatenko E , Igosheva S , Ivanova U , Ivanova N , Kalinkin Y , Kaygorodova E , Kazansky F , Kiseleva D , Knorre A , Kolpashikov L , Korobov E , Korolyova H , Korotkikh N , Kosenkov G , Kossenko S , Kotlugalyamova E , Kozlovsky E , Kozsheechkin V , Kozurak A , Kozyr I , Krasnopevtseva A , Kruglikov S , Kuberskaya O , Kudryavtsev A , Kulebyakina E , Kulsha Y , Kupriyanova M , Kurbanbagamaev M , Kutenkov A , Kutenkova N , Kuyantseva N , Kuznetsov A , Larin E , Lebedev P , Litvinov K , Luzhkova N , Mahmudov A , Makovkina L , Mamontov V , Mayorova S , Megalinskaja I , Meydus A , Minin A , Mitrofanov O , Motruk M , Myslenkov A , Nasonova N , Nemtseva N , Nesterova I , Nezdoliy T , Niroda T , Novikova T , Panicheva D , Pavlov A , Pavlova K , Petrenko P , Podolski S , Polikarpova N , Polyanskaya T , Pospelov I , Pospelova E , Prokhorov I , Prokosheva I , Puchnina L , Putrashyk I , Raiskaya J , Rozhkov Y , Rozhkova O , Rudenko M , Rybnikova I , Rykova S , Sahnevich M , Samoylov A , Sanko V , Sapelnikova I , Sazonov S , Selyunina Z , Shalaeva K , Shashkov M , Shcherbakov A , Shevchyk V , Shubin S , Shujskaja E , Sibgatullin R , Sikkila N , Sitnikova E , Sivkov A , Skok N , Skorokhodova S , Smirnova E , Sokolova G , Sopin V , Spasovski Y , Stepanov S , Stratiy V , Strekalovskaya V , Sukhov A , Suleymanova G , Sultangareeva L , Teleganova V , Teplov V , Teplova V , Tertitsa T , Timoshkin V , Tirski D , Tolmachev A , Tomilin A , Tselishcheva L , Turgunov M , Tyukh Y , Vladimir V , Vargot E , Vasin A , Vasina A , Vekliuk A , Vetchinnikova L , Vinogradov V , Volodchenkov N , Voloshina I , Xoliqov T , Yablonovska-Grishchenko E , Yakovlev V , Yakovleva M , Yantser O , Yarema Y , Zahvatov A , Zakharov V , Zelenetskiy N , Zheltukhin A , Zubina T , Kurhinen J ,
2020 Scientific Data (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

2- Monitoring Fungal Communities With the Global Spore Sampling Project
Journal Article
Ovaskainen O , Abrego N , Somervuo P , Palorinne I , Hardwick B , Pitkänen J , Andrew N R , Niklaus P A , Schmidt N M , Seibold S , Vogt J , Zakharov E V , Hebert P D N , Roslin T , Ivanova N V ,
2020 Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Date Added: 2021-11-05)

1- Parasitoids indicate major climate-induced shifts in arctic communities
Journal Article
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2020 Global Change Biology (Date Added: 2020-09-22)