Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science

Bonebrake, Timothy C., Brown, Christopher J., Bell, Johann D., Blanchard, Julia L., Chauvenet, Alienor, Champion, Curtis, Chen, I-Ching, Clark, Timothy D., Colwell, Robert K., Danielsen, Finn, Dell, Anthony I., Donelson, Jennifer M., Evengard, Birgitta, Ferrier, Simon, Frusher, Stewart, Garcia, Raquel A., Griffis, Roger B., Hobday, Alistair J., Jarzyna, Marta A., Lee, Emma, Lenoir, Jonathan, Linnetved, Hlif, Martin, Victoria Y., Mccormack, Phillipa C., Mcdonald, Jan, Mcdonald-Madden, Eve, Mitchell, Nicola, Mustonen, Tero, Pandolfi, John M., Pettorelli, Nathalie, Possingham, Hugh, Pulsifer, Peter, Reynolds, Mark, Scheffers, Brett R., Sorte, Cascade J. B., Strugnell, Jan M., Tuanmu, Mao-Ning, Twiname, Samantha, Verges, Adriana, Villanueva, Cecilia, Wapstra, Erik, Wernberg, Thomas and Pecl, Gretta T. (2017) Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science. Biological Reviews, . doi:10.1111/brv.12344


Author Bonebrake, Timothy C.
Brown, Christopher J.
Bell, Johann D.
Blanchard, Julia L.
Chauvenet, Alienor
Champion, Curtis
Chen, I-Ching
Clark, Timothy D.
Colwell, Robert K.
Danielsen, Finn
Dell, Anthony I.
Donelson, Jennifer M.
Evengard, Birgitta
Ferrier, Simon
Frusher, Stewart
Garcia, Raquel A.
Griffis, Roger B.
Hobday, Alistair J.
Jarzyna, Marta A.
Lee, Emma
Lenoir, Jonathan
Linnetved, Hlif
Martin, Victoria Y.
Mccormack, Phillipa C.
Mcdonald, Jan
Mcdonald-Madden, Eve
Mitchell, Nicola
Mustonen, Tero
Pandolfi, John M.
Pettorelli, Nathalie
Possingham, Hugh
Pulsifer, Peter
Reynolds, Mark
Scheffers, Brett R.
Sorte, Cascade J. B.
Strugnell, Jan M.
Tuanmu, Mao-Ning
Twiname, Samantha
Verges, Adriana
Villanueva, Cecilia
Wapstra, Erik
Wernberg, Thomas
Pecl, Gretta T.
Title Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science
Journal name Biological Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-185X
1464-7931
Publication date 2017-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/brv.12344
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Total pages 22
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract Climate change is driving a pervasive global redistribution of the planet's species. Species redistribution poses new questions for the study of ecosystems, conservation science and human societies that require a coordinated and integrated approach. Here we review recent progress, key gaps and strategic directions in this nascent research area, emphasising emerging themes in species redistribution biology, the importance of understanding underlying drivers and the need to anticipate novel outcomes of changes in species ranges. We highlight that species redistribution has manifest implications across multiple temporal and spatial scales and from genes to ecosystems. Understanding range shifts from ecological, physiological, genetic and biogeographical perspectives is essential for informing changing paradigms in conservation science and for designing conservation strategies that incorporate changing population connectivity and advance adaptation to climate change. Species redistributions present challenges for human well-being, environmental management and sustainable development. By synthesising recent approaches, theories and tools, our review establishes an interdisciplinary foundation for the development of future research on species redistribution. Specifically, we demonstrate how ecological, conservation and social research on species redistribution can best be achieved by working across disciplinary boundaries to develop and implement solutions to climate change challenges. Future studies should therefore integrate existing and complementary scientific frameworks while incorporating social science and human-centred approaches. Finally, we emphasise that the best science will not be useful unless more scientists engage with managers, policy makers and the public to develop responsible and socially acceptable options for the global challenges arising from species redistributions.
Keyword Adaptive conservation
Climate change
Food security
Health
Managed relocation
Range shift
Sustainable development
Temperature
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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