Impact of climate change on biodiversity and associated key ecosystem services in Africa: a systematic review

@article{Sintayehu2018ImpactOC,
  title={Impact of climate change on biodiversity and associated key ecosystem services in Africa: a systematic review},
  author={Dejene W. Sintayehu},
  journal={Ecosystem Health and Sustainability},
  year={2018},
  volume={4},
  pages={225 - 239}
}
  • Dejene W. Sintayehu
  • Published 2 September 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Ecosystem Health and Sustainability
ABSTRACT Introduction: Biodiversity and biodiversity-based ecosystems services are intrinsically dependent on the climate. During the twentieth century, climate change has posed major threats to biodiversity in Africa, and impacts are expected to increase as climate change continues and perhaps even accelerates.Outcomes: Our review shows that the multiple components of climate change are projected to affect all levels of biodiversity, from genes over species to biome level. Loss of biodiversity… 
Biodiversity conservation to mitigate the impact of climate change on agro-ecosystems
Biodiversity, or the diversity of living organisms on Earth, is an important indicator of the planet's health. Climate change mitigation requires preserving biodiversity levels and functional
Impact and assessment of climate change on biological diversity
Global climate change has both direct and indirect effects on the biological and physical contexts of biodiversity. Climate change's consequences include increased temperature and precipitation, high
A Review on Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystem Services in the Mediterranean Basin
Abstract The Mediterranean Basin covers more than 2 million square kilometres and is surrounded by three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. The Basin that is rich in biodiversity has tilted towards
Impact of climate change on biodiversity loss: global evidence
TLDR
The results suggest that all three climate change variables – temperature, precipitation, and the number of natural disasters occurrences – increase biodiversity loss, and higher economic development also impacted biodiversity loss positively.
Characterisation of Vegetation Response to Climate Change: A Review
Climate change extreme events have consequential impacts that influence the responses of vegetation dynamics as well as ecosystem functioning and sustainable human well-being. Therefore, vegetation
Biodiversity Loss: Threats and Conservation Strategies
The global population is expanding day by day, the increase in food demand by the growing population poses serious environmental challenges. To satisfy the increasing food supply, a shift in
Effects of climate change on ecosystem services and their components in southern hills and northern grasslands in China
TLDR
A basis for a better understanding of the impact of climate change on different ecosystem services, and helps to enhance ESV under climate warming is provided.
Climate Change, Land, Water, and Food Security: Perspectives From Sub-Saharan Africa
The current and projected warming of the earth is unequivocal with humans playing a strong role as both perpetrators and victims. The warming on the African continent is projected to be greater than
Microhabitat Variability in Human Evolution
Climate variability and hominin evolution are inextricably linked. Yet, hypotheses examining the impact of large-scale climate shifts on hominin landscape ecology are often constrained by proxy data
...
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 159 REFERENCES
Impacts of climate change on the future of biodiversity.
TLDR
Overall, this review shows that current estimates of future biodiversity are very variable, depending on the method, taxonomic group, biodiversity loss metrics, spatial scales and time periods considered.
Future of African terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems under anthropogenic climate change
Projections of African ecological responses to climate change diverge widely. This Perspective unpicks some of the reasons for this uncertainty and reveals the importance of accounting for the
Climate change, biotic interactions and ecosystem services
  • J. Montoya, D. Raffaelli
  • Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2010
TLDR
How resilient ecosystems are in the face of the multiple components that characterize climate change is discussed, and which current ecological theories may be used as a starting point to predict ecosystem-level effects of climate change are suggested.
Global biodiversity scenarios for the year 2100.
TLDR
This study identified a ranking of the importance of drivers of change, aranking of the biomes with respect to expected changes, and the major sources of uncertainties in projections of future biodiversity change.
Beyond Predictions: Biodiversity Conservation in a Changing Climate
TLDR
This work introduces a framework that uses information from different sources to identify vulnerability and to support the design of conservation responses, and reviews the insights that different approaches bring to anticipating and managing the biodiversity consequences of climate change.
Biodiversity monitoring: some proposals to adequately study species’ responses to climate change
Climate change affects all levels of biology and is a major threat for biodiversity. Hence, it is fundamental to run biodiversity monitoring programs to understand the effects of climate change on
Climate change impacts on marine ecosystems.
In marine ecosystems, rising atmospheric CO2 and climate change are associated with concurrent shifts in temperature, circulation, stratification, nutrient input, oxygen content, and ocean
Community and ecosystem responses to recent climate change
  • G. Walther
  • Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2010
TLDR
There is need not only to continue to focus on the impacts of climate change on the actors in ecological networks but also and more intensively tofocus on the linkages between them, and to acknowledge that biotic interactions and feedback processes lead to highly complex, nonlinear and sometimes abrupt responses.
Biodiversity and Climate Change
TLDR
Caution may be required in interpreting results from these models, not least because their coarse spatial scales fail to capture topography or “microclimatic buffering” and they often do not consider the full acclimation capacity of plants and animals.
...
...