Data from: Transgenerational plasticity of reproduction depends on rate of warming across generations

Data file containing the means and standard errors of reproductive data used in "Transgenerational plasticity of reproduction depends on on rate of warming across generations".

Abstract [Related Publication]: Predicting the impacts of climate change to biological systems requires an understanding of the ability for species to acclimate to the projected environmental change through phenotypic plasticity. Determining the effects of higher temperatures on individual performance is made more complex by the potential for environmental conditions experienced in previous and current generations to independently affect phenotypic responses to high temperatures. We used a model coral reef fish (Acanthochromis polyacanthus) to investigate the influence of thermal conditions experienced by two generations on reproductive output and the quality of offspring produced by adults. We found that more gradual warming over two generations, +1.5 °C in the first generation and then +3.0 °C in the second generation, resulted in greater plasticity of reproductive attributes, compared to fish that experienced the same increase in one generation. Reproduction ceased at the projected future summer temperature (31.5 °C) when fish experienced +3.0 °C for two generations. Additionally, we found that transgenerational plasticity to +1.5 °C induced full restoration of thermally affected reproductive and offspring attributes, which was not possible with developmental plasticity alone. Our results suggest that transgenerational effects differ depending on the absolute thermal change and in which life stage the thermal change is experienced.

The full methodology is available in the Open Access publication from the Related Publications link below.

 

 

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    Data file containing the means and standard errors of reproductive data used in "Transgenerational plasticity of reproduction depends on on rate of warming across generations".

    Abstract [Related Publication]: Predicting the impacts of climate change to biological systems requires an understanding of the ability for species to acclimate to the projected environmental change through phenotypic plasticity. Determining the effects of higher temperatures on individual performance is made more complex by the potential for environmental conditions experienced in previous and current generations to independently affect phenotypic responses to high temperatures. We used a model coral reef fish (Acanthochromis polyacanthus) to investigate the influence of thermal conditions experienced by two generations on reproductive output and the quality of offspring produced by adults. We found that more gradual warming over two generations, +1.5 °C in the first generation and then +3.0 °C in the second generation, resulted in greater plasticity of reproductive attributes, compared to fish that experienced the same increase in one generation. Reproduction ceased at the projected future summer temperature (31.5 °C) when fish experienced +3.0 °C for two generations. Additionally, we found that transgenerational plasticity to +1.5 °C induced full restoration of thermally affected reproductive and offspring attributes, which was not possible with developmental plasticity alone. Our results suggest that transgenerational effects differ depending on the absolute thermal change and in which life stage the thermal change is experienced.

    The full methodology is available in the Open Access publication from the Related Publications link below.

     

     

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      This dataset is available from Dryad in MS Excel (.xlsx) format. Dryad data package: Donelson JM, Wong M, Booth DJ, Munday PL (2016) Data from: Transgenerational plasticity of reproduction depends on rate of warming across generations. Dryad Digital Repository. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.qg15c

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    • acclimation
    • climate change
    • developmental plasticity
    • global warming
    • marine fishes
    • transgenerational plasticity
    • TGP
    • ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
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    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
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    • 060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
    • 069902 - Global Change Biology
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    • 960305 - Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
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    URL https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.qg15c
    The Data Manager is: Jennifer Donelson
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    Access conditions Open: free access under license
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      Name Donelson, Jennifer M., Wong, Marian, Booth, David J., and Munday, Philip L. (2016) Transgenerational plasticity of reproduction depends on rate of warming across generations. Evolutionary Applications, 9 (9). pp. 1072-1081.
    • URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/eva.12386
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    Citation Donelson, Jennifer; Munday, Philip; Wong, M; Booth, D (2016): Data from: Transgenerational plasticity of reproduction depends on rate of warming across generations. James Cook University.