|Running out of climate space|
Ohlemüller, R. (2011). Running out of climate space. Science (Wash.) 334(6056): 613-614
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y.. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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Current biodiversity patterns across the globe are the result of the interplay between past and current climates and the degree to which species respond to these conditions (1). Climate affects both evolutionary processes, such as how fast species diversify, and ecological processes such as range shifts and species interactions. Understanding the spatial distribution of climatic conditions over time is thus crucial for understanding current and likely future species distributions and biodiversity patterns.