Species better track climate warming in the oceans than on land

  title={Species better track climate warming in the oceans than on land},
  author={J. Lenoir and R. Bertrand and L. Comte and L. Bourgeaud and T. Hattab and J. Murienne and G. Grenouillet},
  journal={Nature Ecology & Evolution},
  • J. Lenoir, R. Bertrand, +4 authors G. Grenouillet
  • Published 2020
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • There is mounting evidence of species redistribution as climate warms. Yet, our knowledge of the coupling between species range shifts and isotherm shifts remains limited. Here, we introduce BioShifts—a global geo-database of 30,534 range shifts. Despite a spatial imbalance towards the most developed regions of the Northern Hemisphere and a taxonomic bias towards the most charismatic animals and plants of the planet, data show that marine species are better at tracking isotherm shifts, and move… CONTINUE READING
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