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Hot topics in biodiversity and climate change research


Brook, BW and Fordham, DA, Hot topics in biodiversity and climate change research, F1000Research, 4, (928) pp. 1-13. ISSN 2046-1402 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 Brook BW and Fordham DA. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.12688/f1000research.6508.1


With scientific and societal interest in biodiversity impacts of climate change growing enormously over the last decade, we analysed directions and biases in the recent most highly cited data papers in this field of research (from 2012 to 2014). The majority of this work relied on leveraging large databases of already collected historical information (but not paleo- or genetic data), and coupled these to new methodologies for making forward projections of shifts in speciesí geographical ranges, with a focus on temperate and montane plants. A consistent finding was that the pace of climate-driven habitat change, along with increased frequency of extreme events, is outpacing the capacity of species or ecological communities to respond and adapt.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate change, biodiversity
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Adaptation to climate change
Objective Field:Ecosystem adaptation to climate change
UTAS Author:Brook, BW (Professor Barry Brook)
ID Code:107158
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2016-03-07
Last Modified:2022-09-30
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