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Colloquium Papers: Ecology and the ratchet of events: Climate variability, niche dimensions, and species distributions

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2009

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Jackson, S T, Betancourt, J L, Booth, R K, and Gray, S T, 2009, Colloquium Papers: Ecology and the ratchet of events: Climate variability, niche dimensions, and species distributions: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, v. 106, iss. Supplement_2, p. 19685-19692.

Summary

Climate change in the coming centuries will be characterized by interannual, decadal, and multidecadal fluctuations superimposed on anthropogenic trends. Predicting ecological and biogeographic responses to these changes constitutes an immense challenge for ecologists. Perspectives from climatic and ecological history indicate that responses will be laden with contingencies, resulting from episodic climatic events interacting with demographic and colonization events. This effect is compounded by the dependency of environmental sensitivity upon life-stage for many species. Climate variables often used in empirical niche models may become decoupled from the proximal variables that directly influence individuals and populations. Greater [...]

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Added to ScienceBase on Tue Apr 23 14:26:21 MDT 2013 by processing file <b>Biotic Response to Climatic Variability and Human Impacts in Arid Lands.xml</b> in item <a href="https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336b">https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/504216b9e4b04b508bfd336b</a>

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1073/pnas.0901644106

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