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Rapid Range Shifts of Species Associated with High Levels of Climate Warming
A meta-analysis shows that species are shifting their distributions in response to climate change at an accelerating rate. The distributions of many terrestrial organisms are currently shifting inExpand
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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 byExpand
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The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards
Evidence is accumulating of shifts in species' distributions during recent climate warming. However, most of this information comes predominantly from studies of a relatively small selection of taxaExpand
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Rapid responses of British butterflies to opposing forces of climate and habitat change
Habitat degradation and climate change are thought to be altering the distributions and abundances of animals and plants throughout the world, but their combined impacts have not been assessed forExpand
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Responses of butterflies to twentieth century climate warming: implications for future ranges
We analyse distribution records for 51 British butterfly species to investigate altitudinal and latitudinal responses to twentieth century climate warming. Species with northern and/or montaneExpand
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A northward shift of range margins in British Odonata
Many species are predicted to shift their ranges to higher latitudes and altitudes in response to climate warming. This study presents evidence for 37 species of nonmigratory British dragonflies andExpand
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Habitat microclimates drive fine‐scale variation in extreme temperatures
Most multicellular terrestrial organisms experience climate at scales of millimetres to metres, yet most species-climate associations are analysed at resolutions of kilometres or more. BecauseExpand
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The high value of logged tropical forests: lessons from northern Borneo
The carbon storage and conservation value of old-growth tropical forests is clear, but the value of logged forest is less certain. Here we analyse >100,000 observations of individuals from 11Expand
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Effects of habitat patch size and isolation on dispersal by Hesperia comma butterflies : implications for metapopulation structure
1. Metapopulation dynamics of the silver-spotted skipper butterfly Hesperia comma were studied between 1982 and 1991 along a 25-km stretch of chalk hills on the North Downs, Surrey, UK. Sixty-nineExpand
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Ecology of butterflies in natural and selectively logged forests of northern Borneo: the importance of habitat heterogeneity
1. The impacts of habitat disturbance on biodiversity within tropical forests are an area of current concern but are poorly understood and difficult to predict. This is due in part to a poorExpand
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