Beyond Predictions: Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate

  title={Beyond Predictions: Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate},
  author={Terence P. Dawson and Stephen T. Jackson and Joanna I. House and Iain Colin Prentice and Georgina M. Mace},
  pages={53 - 58}
Climate change is predicted to become a major threat to biodiversity in the 21st century, but accurate predictions and effective solutions have proved difficult to formulate. Alarming predictions have come from a rather narrow methodological base, but a new, integrated science of climate-change biodiversity assessment is emerging, based on multiple sources and approaches. Drawing on evidence from paleoecological observations, recent phenological and microevolutionary responses, experiments, and… 

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