Brook & Fordham 2015 - F1000 Review.pdf (580.31 kB)
Hot topics in biodiversity and climate change research
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 17:37 authored by Barry BrookBarry Brook, Fordham, DA
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 species’ 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.
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
PublisherF1000 Research Ltd
Place of publicationLondon, United Kingdom
Rights statementCopyright 2015 Brook BW and Fordham DA. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/