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dc.contributor.authorBulla, Martin-
dc.contributor.authorOudman, Thomas-
dc.contributor.authorBijleveld, Allert I.-
dc.contributor.authorPiersma, Theunis-
dc.contributor.authorKyriacou, Charalambos P.-
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-30T10:52:13Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-30T10:52:13Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-09-
dc.identifier.citationPhilosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 2017, 372en
dc.identifier.issn0962-8436-
dc.identifier.urihttp://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/372/1734/20160253en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2381/41834-
dc.description.abstractMarine organisms adapt to complex temporal environments that include daily, tidal, semi-lunar, lunar and seasonal cycles. However, our understanding of marine biological rhythms and their underlying molecular basis is mainly confined to a few model organisms in rather simplistic laboratory settings. Here, we use new empirical data and recent examples of marine biorhythms to highlight how field ecologists and laboratory chronobiologists can complement each other's efforts. First, with continuous tracking of intertidal shorebirds in the field, we reveal individual differences in tidal and circadian foraging rhythms. Second, we demonstrate that shorebird species that spend 8-10 months in tidal environments rarely maintain such tidal or circadian rhythms during breeding, likely because of other, more pertinent, temporally structured, local ecological pressures such as predation or social environment. Finally, we use examples of initial findings from invertebrates (arthropods and polychaete worms) that are being developed as model species to study the molecular bases of lunar-related rhythms. These examples indicate that canonical circadian clock genes (i.e. the homologous clock genes identified in many higher organisms) may not be involved in lunar/tidal phenotypes. Together, our results and the examples we describe emphasize that linking field and laboratory studies is likely to generate a better ecological appreciation of lunar-related rhythms in the wild.This article is part of the themed issue 'Wild clocks: integrating chronobiology and ecology to understand timekeeping in free-living animals'.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe Royal Societyen
dc.relation.urihttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28993497-
dc.rightsCopyright © the authors, 2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.subjectcircadianen
dc.subjectinvertebratesen
dc.subjectlunaren
dc.subjectmolecularen
dc.subjectshorebirdsen
dc.subjecttidalen
dc.titleMarine biorhythms: bridging chronobiology and ecology.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rstb.2016.0253-
dc.identifier.eissn1471-2970-
dc.identifier.piirstb.2016.0253-
dc.description.statusPeer-revieweden
dc.description.versionPublisher Versionen
dc.type.subtypeJournal Article-
pubs.organisational-group/Organisationen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCESen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Biological Sciencesen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Biological Sciences/Genetics and Genome Biologyen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Themesen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Themes/Cardiovascularen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Themes/Genome Scienceen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Themes/Molecular & Cellular Bioscienceen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF LIFE SCIENCES/Themes/Neuroscience & Behaviouren
dc.dateaccepted2017-06-15-
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