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Global warming, elevational ranges and the vulnerability of tropical biota

Laurance, William F; Useche, D. Carolina; Shoo, L.P.; Herzog, Sebastian K.; Kessler, Michael; Escobar, Federico; Brehm, Gunnar; Axmacher, Jan C.; Chen, I-Ching; Gamez, Lucrecia Arellano; Wilson, Rohan; Hietz, Peter

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Tropical species with narrow elevational ranges may be thermally specialized and vulnerable to global warming. Local studies of distributions along elevational gradients reveal small-scale patterns but do not allow generalizations among geographic regions or taxa. We critically assessed data from 249 studies of species elevational distributions in the American, African, and Asia-Pacific tropics. Of these, 150 had sufficient data quality, sampling intensity, elevational range, and freedom from...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/57559
Source: Biological Conservation
DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2010.10.010

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