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Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science

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Bonebrake, TC and Brown, CJ and Bell, JD and Blanchard, JL and Chauvenet, A and Champion, C and Chen, I-C and Clark, TD and Colwell, RK and Danielsen, F and Dell, AI and Donelson, JM and Evengard, B and Ferrier, S and Frusher, S and Garcia, RA and Griffis, RB and Hobday, AJ and Jarzyna, MA and Lee, E and Lenoir, J and Linnetved, H and Martin, VY and McCormack, PC and McDonald, J and McDonald-Madden, E and Mitchell, N and Mustonen, T and Pandolfi, JM and Pettorelli, N and Possingham, H and Pulsifer, P and Reynolds, M and Scheffers, BR and Sorte, CJB and Strugnell, JM and Tuanmu, M-N and Twiname, S and Verges, A and Villanueva, C and Wapstra, E and Wernberg, T and Pecl, GT, Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science, Biological Reviews, 93, (1) pp. 284-305. ISSN 1464-7931 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 Cambridge Philosophical Society

DOI: doi:10.1111/brv.12344

Abstract

Climate change is driving a pervasive global redistribution of the planet's species. Species redistribution poses new questions for the study of ecosystems, conservation science and human societies that require a coordinated and integrated approach. Here we review recent progress, key gaps and strategic directions in this nascent research area, emphasising emerging themes in species redistribution biology, the importance of understanding underlying drivers and the need to anticipate novel outcomes of changes in species ranges. We highlight that species redistribution has manifest implications across multiple temporal and spatial scales and from genes to ecosystems. Understanding range shifts from ecological, physiological, genetic and biogeographical perspectives is essential for informing changing paradigms in conservation science and for designing conservation strategies that incorporate changing population connectivity and advance adaptation to climate change. Species redistributions present challenges for human well-being, environmental management and sustainable development. By synthesising recent approaches, theories and tools, our review establishes an interdisciplinary foundation for the development of future research on species redistribution. Specifically, we demonstrate how ecological, conservation and social research on species redistribution can best be achieved by working across disciplinary boundaries to develop and implement solutions to climate change challenges. Future studies should therefore integrate existing and complementary scientific frameworks while incorporating social science and human-centred approaches. Finally, we emphasise that the best science will not be useful unless more scientists engage with managers, policy makers and the public to develop responsible and socially acceptable options for the global challenges arising from species redistributions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:species redistribution, ecology and conservation, range shift
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Blanchard, JL (Dr Julia Blanchard)
Author:Champion, C (Mr Curtis Champion)
Author:Clark, TD (Dr Timothy Clark)
Author:Frusher, S (Professor Stewart Frusher)
Author:Hobday, AJ (Dr Alistair Hobday)
Author:Lee, E (Ms Emma Lee)
Author:McCormack, PC (Ms Phillipa McCormack)
Author:McDonald, J (Professor Jan McDonald)
Author:Twiname, S (Ms Samantha Twiname)
Author:Villanueva, C (Dr Cecilia Villanueva)
Author:Wapstra, E (Associate Professor Erik Wapstra)
Author:Pecl, GT (Professor Gretta Pecl)
ID Code:117220
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-06-03
Last Modified:2018-04-13
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