Climate impacts on transocean dispersal and habitat in gray whales from the Pleistocene to 2100

@article{Alter2015ClimateIO,
  title={Climate impacts on transocean dispersal and habitat in gray whales from the Pleistocene to 2100},
  author={S. Elizabeth Alter and Matthias Meyer and Klaas Post and Paul Czechowski and Peter Gravlund and Cork Gaines and Howard C. Rosenbaum and Kristin Kaschner and Samuel T. Turvey and Johannes van der Plicht and Beth Shapiro and Michael Hofreiter},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={24}
}
Arctic animals face dramatic habitat alteration due to ongoing climate change. [] Key Method We used a combination of ancient and modern DNA, radiocarbon dating and predictive habitat modelling to better understand the distribution of gray whales during the Pleistocene and Holocene. Our results reveal that dispersal between the Pacific and Atlantic was climate dependent and occurred both during the Pleistocene prior to the last glacial period and the early Holocene immediately following the opening of the…
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