Ecological responses to recent climate change

Gian Reto Walther, Eric Post, Peter Convey, Annette Menzel, Camille Parmesan, Trevor J.C. Beebee, Jean Marc Fromentin, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Franz Bairlein

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There is now ample evidence of the ecological impacts of recent climate change, from polar terrestrial to tropical marine environments. The responses of both flora and fauna span an array of ecosystems and organizational hierarchies, from the species to the community levels. Despite continued uncertainty as to community and ecosystem trajectories under global change, our review exposes a coherent pattern of ecological change across systems. Although we are only at an early stage in the projected trends of global warming, ecological responses to recent climate change are already clearly visible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)389-395
Number of pages7
Issue number6879
StatePublished - Mar 28 2002

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