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Ecological responses to recent climate change

TitleEcological responses to recent climate change
Publication TypeManual Entry
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsWalther, G. R., E. Post, P. Convey, A. Menzel, C. Parmesan, T. J. C. Beebee, J. M. Fromentin, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, and F. Bairlein
Nature
Volume416
Pagination389-395
Type of ArticleJournal Article
ISSN0028-0836
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1038/416389a
Citation Key1326
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This is a very highly cited paper. It is in the Arctic Oscillation project because I was asked if there was a ecological signal of the Arctic Oscillation.

Yes there is.