The pace of shifting climate in marine and terrestrial ecosystems

Burrows, Michael T., Schoeman, David S., Buckley, Lauren B., Moore, Pippa, Poloczanska, Elvira S., Brander, Keith M., Brown, Chris, Bruno, John F., Duarte, Carlos M., Halpern, Benjamin S., Holding, Johnna, Kappel, Carrie V., Kiessling, Wolfgang, O'Connor, Mary I., Pandolfi, John M., Parmesan, Camille, Schwing, Franklin B., Sydeman, William J. and Richardson, Anthony J. (2011) The pace of shifting climate in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Science, 334 6056: 652-655. doi:10.1126/science.1210288

Author Burrows, Michael T.
Schoeman, David S.
Buckley, Lauren B.
Moore, Pippa
Poloczanska, Elvira S.
Brander, Keith M.
Brown, Chris
Bruno, John F.
Duarte, Carlos M.
Halpern, Benjamin S.
Holding, Johnna
Kappel, Carrie V.
Kiessling, Wolfgang
O'Connor, Mary I.
Pandolfi, John M.
Parmesan, Camille
Schwing, Franklin B.
Sydeman, William J.
Richardson, Anthony J.
Title The pace of shifting climate in marine and terrestrial ecosystems
Journal name Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0036-8075
Publication date 2011-11-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1126/science.1210288
Volume 334
Issue 6056
Start page 652
End page 655
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Climate change challenges organisms to adapt or move to track changes in environments in space and time. We used two measures of thermal shifts from analyses of global temperatures over the past 50 years to describe the pace of climate change that species should track: the velocity of climate change (geographic shifts of isotherms over time) and the shift in seasonal timing of temperatures. Both measures are higher in the ocean than on land at some latitudes, despite slower ocean warming. These indices give a complex mosaic of predicted range shifts and phenology changes that deviate from simple poleward migration and earlier springs or later falls. They also emphasize potential conservation concerns, because areas of high marine biodiversity often have greater velocities of climate change and seasonal shifts.
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