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The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards

Hickling, R., Roy, D.B., Hill, J.K., Fox, R. and Thomas, C.D. (2006) The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards. Global Change Biology, 12 (3). pp. 450-455. ISSN 1354-1013

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Abstract

Evidence is accumulating of shifts in species' distributions during recent climate warming. However, most of this information comes predominantly from studies of a relatively small selection of taxa (i.e., plants, birds and butterflies), which may not be representative of biodiversity as a whole. Using data from less well-studied groups, we show that a wide variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species have moved northwards and uphill in Britain over approximately 25 years, mirroring, and in some cases exceeding, the responses of better-known groups.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Biology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2009 09:34
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2009 09:34
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01116.x
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01116.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6146

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