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Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being

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Abstract


  • Distributions of Earth’s species are changing at accelerating rates, increasingly driven by human-mediated climate change. Such changes are already altering the composition of ecological communities, but beyond conservation of natural systems, how and why does this matter? We review evidence that climate-driven species redistribution at regional to global scales affects ecosystem functioning, human well-being, and the dynamics of climate change itself. Production of natural resources required for food security, patterns of disease transmission, and processes of carbon sequestration are all altered by changes in species distribution. Consideration of these effects of biodiversity redistribution is critical yet lacking in most mitigation and adaptation strategies, including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Authors


  •   Pecl, Gretta (external author)
  •   Araujo, Miguel B. (external author)
  •   Bell, Johann D.
  •   Blanchard, Julia (external author)
  •   Bonebrake, Timothy C. (external author)
  •   Chen, I-Ching (external author)
  •   Clark, Timothy D. (external author)
  •   Colwell, Robert K. (external author)
  •   Danielsen, Finn (external author)
  •   Evengard, Birgitta (external author)
  •   Robinson, Sharon

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Pecl, G. T., Araujo, M. B., Bell, J., Blanchard, J., Bonebrake, T. C., Chen, I., Clark, T. D., Colwell, R. K., Danielsen, F., Evengard, B., Robinson, S. et al (2017). Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science, 355 (6332), 1-9.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85016618405

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5654&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4629

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 355

Issue


  • 6332

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Distributions of Earth’s species are changing at accelerating rates, increasingly driven by human-mediated climate change. Such changes are already altering the composition of ecological communities, but beyond conservation of natural systems, how and why does this matter? We review evidence that climate-driven species redistribution at regional to global scales affects ecosystem functioning, human well-being, and the dynamics of climate change itself. Production of natural resources required for food security, patterns of disease transmission, and processes of carbon sequestration are all altered by changes in species distribution. Consideration of these effects of biodiversity redistribution is critical yet lacking in most mitigation and adaptation strategies, including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Authors


  •   Pecl, Gretta (external author)
  •   Araujo, Miguel B. (external author)
  •   Bell, Johann D.
  •   Blanchard, Julia (external author)
  •   Bonebrake, Timothy C. (external author)
  •   Chen, I-Ching (external author)
  •   Clark, Timothy D. (external author)
  •   Colwell, Robert K. (external author)
  •   Danielsen, Finn (external author)
  •   Evengard, Birgitta (external author)
  •   Robinson, Sharon

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Pecl, G. T., Araujo, M. B., Bell, J., Blanchard, J., Bonebrake, T. C., Chen, I., Clark, T. D., Colwell, R. K., Danielsen, F., Evengard, B., Robinson, S. et al (2017). Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: Impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science, 355 (6332), 1-9.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85016618405

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5654&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4629

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • 355

Issue


  • 6332

Place Of Publication


  • United States