Reading the (bivalve) book of climate change with greater accuracy
Bivalves are a huge class of molluscs containing more than 15 000 species of clams, oysters, mussels, scallops and other marine and freshwater organisms of critical importance to ecosystems. In addition, they are excellent record keepers when it comes to changes in environmental conditions. Multiple indicators within their two hinged shells, like a small and delicate book, tell a story of climate change with unprecedented temporal resolution. However, we need better ways to decode what these indicators are saying. The EU-funded UNBIAS project is developing more accurate tools to disentangle all the information present in bivalve shells and reconstruct climate parameters from it.
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