Ecological responses to recent climate change

Walther, Gian-Reto, Post, Eric, Convey, Peter, Menzel, Annette, Parmesan, Camille, Beebee, Trevor JC, Fromentin, Jean-Marc, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, and Bairlein, Franz (2002) Ecological responses to recent climate change. Nature, 416 (6879). pp. 389-395.

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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 ID: 1527
Item Type: Article (UNSPECIFIED)
ISSN: 0028-0836
Keywords: climate change, ecological responses, phenology, range shifts, community composition, environmental gradients, biological gradients, species invasions, marine systems, terrestrial systems
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2007
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 0%
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