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The effects of phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation on forecasts of species range shifts under climate change

Valladares, Fernando; Matesanz, Silvia; Guilhaumon, Francois; Araujo, Miguel B.; Balaguer, Luis; Benito-Garzon, Marta; Cornwell, William K.; Gianoli, Ernesto; van Kleunen, Mark; Naya, Daniel E.; Nicotra, Adrienne; Poorter, Hendrik; Zavala, Miguel A.


Species are the unit of analysis in many global change and conservation biology studies; however, species are not uniform entities but are composed of different, sometimes locally adapted, populations differing in plasticity. We examined how intraspecific variation in thermal niches and phenotypic plasticity will affect species distributions in a warming climate. We first developed a conceptual model linking plasticity and niche breadth, providing five alternative intraspecific scenarios that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology Letters
DOI: 10.1111/ele.12348


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