Ecological responses to recent climate change

Walthers, Gian-Reto, Post, Eric, Convey, Peter, Menzel, Annette, Parmesan, Camille, Beebee, Trevor J C, Fromentin, Jean-Marc, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Bairlein, Franz (2002) Ecological responses to recent climate change. Nature, 416. pp. 389-395. ISSN 0028-0836

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There is now ample evidence of the ecological impacts of recent climate change, from polar terrestrial to tropical marine environments. The responses of both flora and fauna span an array of ecosystems and organizational hierarchies, from the species to the community levels. Despite continued uncertainty as to community and ecosystem trajectories under global change, our review exposes a coherent pattern of ecological change across systems. Although we are only at an early stage in the projected trends of global warming, ecological responses to recent climate change are already clearly visible.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The effects of climate change on global ecology are reviewed in this paper on a wide-ranging basis. My contribution was to discuss the impacts already detected on amphibians and reptiles around the world.
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
Depositing User: Trevor Beebee
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:23
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2012 10:17
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