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Extinction risk from climate change
Estimates of extinction risks for sample regions that cover some 20% of the Earth's terrestrial surface show the importance of rapid implementation of technologies to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for carbon sequestration.
Poleward shifts in geographical ranges of butterfly species associated with regional warming
Mean global temperatures have risen this century, and further warming is predicted to continue for the next 50–100 years. Some migratory species can respond rapidly to yearly climate variation by
Rapid responses of British butterflies to opposing forces of climate and habitat change
The dual forces of habitat modification and climate change are likely to cause specialists to decline, leaving biological communities with reduced numbers of species and dominated by mobile and widespread habitat generalists.
Reconstructing biomes from palaeoecological data: a general method and its application to European pollen data at 0 and 6 ka
Biome models allow the results of experiments with atmospheric general circulation models to be translated into global maps of potential natural vegetation. The use of biome models as a diagnostic
Rapid environmental changes in southern Europe during the last glacial period
Oxygen-isotope records from Greenland ice cores, indicate numerous rapid climate fluctuations during the last glacial period. North Atlantic marine sediment cores show comparable variability in sea
Sustainability Science
This paper presents a meta-analyses of the chiral stationary phase of the LaSalle-Seiden–Seiden virus, which has implications for the design of vaccines and their application in the treatment of infectious disease.
Responses of butterflies to twentieth century climate warming: implications for future ranges
Most northerly distributed species will have little opportunity to expand northwards and will disappear from areas in the south, resulting in reduced range sizes, but 30 out of 35 study species have failed to track recent climate changes because of lack of suitable habitat, so revised estimates are likely to be more realistic predictions of future butterfly range sizes.