Climate change and community disassembly: impacts of warming on tropical and temperate montane community structure.

@article{Sheldon2011ClimateCA,
  title={Climate change and community disassembly: impacts of warming on tropical and temperate montane community structure.},
  author={Kimberly S. Sheldon and Sylvia C. Yang and Joshua J Tewksbury},
  journal={Ecology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={
          1191-200
        }
}
Both tropical and temperate species are responding to global warming through range shifts, but our understanding of the consequences of these shifts for whole communities is limited. Here, we use current elevational range data for six taxonomic groups spanning 90° in latitude to examine the potential impacts of climate-driven range shifts on community change, or 'disassembly', across latitude. Elevational ranges are smaller at low latitudes for most groups and, as a consequence, tropical… CONTINUE READING
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