Climate change, plant migration, and range collapse in a global biodiversity hotspot: the Banksia (Proteaceae) of Western Australia

  title={Climate change, plant migration, and range collapse in a global biodiversity hotspot: the Banksia (Proteaceae) of Western Australia},
  author={Matthew C. Fitzpatrick and Aaron D. Gove and Nathan J. Sanders and Robert R. Dunn},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Climate change has already altered global patterns of biodiversity by modifying the geographic distributions of species. [] Key Method Across three representative scenarios of future climate change, we simulated migration of 100 Banksia (Proteaceae) species at a rate of 5 km decade−1 and compared projected impacts with those under the commonly applied, but acknowledged as inadequate, assumptions of ‘full-’ and ‘no-migration.’ Across all climate × migration scenarios, 66% of species were projected to decline…

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