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Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity

Overview of attention for article published in Ecology Letters, January 2012
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Title
Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity
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Ecology Letters, January 2012
DOI 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01736.x
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Bellard C, Bertelsmeier C, Leadley P, Thuiller W, Courchamp F, Bellard, Céline, Bertelsmeier, Cleo, Leadley, Paul, Thuiller, Wilfried, Courchamp, Franck, Céline Bellard, Cleo Bertelsmeier, Paul Leadley, Wilfried Thuiller, Franck Courchamp

Abstract

Many studies in recent years have investigated the effects of climate change on the future of biodiversity. In this review, we first examine the different possible effects of climate change that can operate at individual, population, species, community, ecosystem and biome scales, notably showing that species can respond to climate change challenges by shifting their climatic niche along three non-exclusive axes: time (e.g. phenology), space (e.g. range) and self (e.g. physiology). Then, we present the principal specificities and caveats of the most common approaches used to estimate future biodiversity at global and sub-continental scales and we synthesise their results. Finally, we highlight several challenges for future research both in theoretical and applied realms. Overall, our review shows that current estimates are very variable, depending on the method, taxonomic group, biodiversity loss metrics, spatial scales and time periods considered. Yet, the majority of models indicate alarming consequences for biodiversity, with the worst-case scenarios leading to extinction rates that would qualify as the sixth mass extinction in the history of the earth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 58 3%
Brazil 38 2%
United Kingdom 30 1%
France 26 1%
Germany 24 1%
Canada 19 <1%
Australia 13 <1%
Spain 9 <1%
Switzerland 9 <1%
Other 110 5%
Unknown 1779 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 524 25%
Researcher 463 22%
Student > Master 377 18%
Student > Bachelor 280 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 112 5%
Other 359 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1222 58%
Environmental Science 592 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 84 4%
Unspecified 68 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 28 1%
Other 121 6%

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