Ecological Impacts of Climate Change

By PLOS Collections | The ecological impacts of climate change are broad and diverse, altering species' range limits, plant phenology and growth, carbon and nutrient cycling, as well as biodiversity and extinction risk. Recent PLOS articles have used a variety of experimental and observational approaches to examine these impacts. The broad range of papers within this Collection emphasize not only the multi-faceted impacts of climate change on ecological and human systems, but also the breadth and depth of research on these subjects being reported in PLOS journals.

The 2014 Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change Collection | EveryONE

<i>Post authored by Collection Curator Ben Bond-Lamberty</i><p>The impacts of climate change on global ecology, in its many forms and fields, were well …

What Ecologists Are Most Worried About Right Now: 5 Emerging Trends in Climate Change Ecology

When scientists publish an analysis of the impacts of climate change on species, ecosystems and people, the language used can sound terribly distant and cold. In truth, the tone of these studies reflects the tone of science but not the feelings of scientists.<p>Ecologists studying the impacts of …

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Coevolution and the Effects of Climate Change on Interacting Species

1. Bertrand R, Lenoir J, Piedallu C, Riofrio-Dillon G, de Ruffray P, et al. (2011) Changes in plant community composition lag behind climate warming …

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How to Decide Whether to Move Species Threatened by Climate Change

Abstract<p>Introducing species to areas outside their historical range to secure their future under climate change is a controversial strategy for …

Preferred Habitat of Breeding Birds May Be Compromised by Climate Change: Unexpected Effects of an Exceptionally Cold, Wet Spring

Abstract<p>Previous studies of the consequences for breeding birds of climate change have explored how their populations may respond to increasing …

The cultures endangered by climate change | Neuroanthropology

By Greg Downey<p><b>The Bull of Winter weakens</b><p>In 2003, after decades of working with the Viliui Sakha, indigenous horse and cattle breeders in the Vilyuy …

Rare today, gone tomorrow? | At the Interface

The ecological impacts of climate change are likely to be varied and widespread, and a PLOS collection of papers on this topic, published this week, …

Supersized study: citizen science finds grebe some feared losing | CitizenSci

There are many ways to be uppity in today’s world: stand up, step up, cowboy up, get fired up, stirred up, or simply wake up. Now consider a new one: …

Climate Change Means Good Times for Microbial Hitchhikers: The Expanded Range of a Deadly Mosquito | Public Health

<i>In her third guest post here in the Public Health Perspectives blog, science writer Linda Marsa discusses a paper in the PLOS</i> <i>“Ecological Impact of</i> …

Coffee Plants Don’t Like It Hot | EveryONE

<b>Guest blogger Atreyee Bhattacharya is a science correspondent and climate scientist, currently a research affiliate at the Department of Earth and</b> …

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Announcing The Ecological Impacts Of Climate Change Collection | EveryONE

<i>Post authored by Collection Curator Ben Bond-Lamberty</i><p>The ecological impacts of climate change are broad and diverse, and include alterations to …

Identifying the World's Most Climate Change Vulnerable Species: A Systematic Trait-Based Assessment of all Birds, Amphibians and Corals

Abstract<p>Climate change will have far-reaching impacts on biodiversity, including increasing extinction rates. Current approaches to quantifying such …

Concentrations of species that are both climate change vulnerable and threatened by non-climate stressors

Rare Species Support Vulnerable Functions in High-Diversity Ecosystems

1. Gaston KJ (1994) Rarity. London: Chapman & Hall. 192 p.<p>2. Hartley S, Kunin WE (2003) Scale dependency of rarity, extinction risk, and conservation …