Tracking lags in historical plant species' shifts in relation to regional climate change.

@article{Ash2017TrackingLI,
  title={Tracking lags in historical plant species' shifts in relation to regional climate change.},
  author={Jeremy D Ash and Thomas J. Givnish and Donald M. Waller},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          1305-1315
        }
}
Can species shift their distributions fast enough to track changes in climate? We used abundance data from the 1950s and the 2000s in Wisconsin to measure shifts in the distribution and abundance of 78 forest-understory plant species over the last half-century and compare these shifts to changes in climate. We estimated temporal shifts in the geographic distribution of each species using vectors to connect abundance-weighted centroids from the 1950s and 2000s. These shifts in distribution… CONTINUE READING

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