Extinction risk from climate change

  title={Extinction risk from climate change},
  author={C. Thomas and A. Cameron and R. Green and Michel Bakkenes and L. Beaumont and Yvonne C. Collingham and Barend Erasmus and M. Siqueira and A. Grainger and L. Hannah and Lesley Hughes and B. Huntley and A. V. Jaarsveld and G. Midgley and L. Miles and M. Ortega-Huerta and A. Peterson and O. Phillips and S. Williams},
  • C. Thomas, A. Cameron, +16 authors S. Williams
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Climate change over the past ∼30 years has produced numerous shifts in the distributions and abundances of species and has been implicated in one species-level extinction. Using projections of species' distributions for future climate scenarios, we assess extinction risks for sample regions that cover some 20% of the Earth's terrestrial surface. Exploring three approaches in which the estimated probability of extinction shows a power-law relationship with geographical range size, we predict, on… CONTINUE READING

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