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The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards

Hickling, Rachael; Roy, David B.; Hill, Jane K.; Fox, Richard; Thomas, Chris D.. 2006 The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards. Global Change Biology, 12 (3). 450-455. 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01116.x

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Abstract/Summary

Evidence is accumulating of shifts in species' distributions during recent climate warming. However, most of this information comes predominantly from studies of a relatively small selection of taxa (i.e., plants, birds and butterflies), which may not be representative of biodiversity as a whole. Using data from less well-studied groups, we show that a wide variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species have moved northwards and uphill in Britain over approximately 25 years, mirroring, and in some cases exceeding, the responses of better-known groups

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01116.x
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Other
CEH Sections: _ Biological Records Centre
ISSN: 1354-1013
Format Availability: Electronic, Print
Additional Keywords: climate change, distributions, range shifts
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 04 Jul 2007 08:45
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/359

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