The altitude-for-latitude disparity in the range retractions of woody species.

  title={The altitude-for-latitude disparity in the range retractions of woody species.},
  author={A. Jump and C. M{\'a}t{\'y}as and J. Pe{\~n}uelas},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={24 12},
  • A. Jump, C. Mátýas, J. Peñuelas
  • Published 2009
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Trends in ecology & evolution
  • Increasing temperatures are driving rapid upward range shifts of species in mountains. An altitudinal range retreat of 10 m is predicted to translate into a approximately 10-km latitudinal retreat based on the rate at which temperatures decline with increasing altitude and latitude, yet reports of latitudinal range retractions are sparse. Here, we examine potential climatic, biological, anthropogenic and methodological explanations for this disparity. We argue that the lack of reported… CONTINUE READING
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