Climate change and land-cover change will have major impacts on biodiversity persistence worldwide.These two stressors are likely to interact, but how climate change will mediate the effects of land-coverchange remains poorly understood. Here we use an empirically-derived model of the interaction betweenhabitat loss and climate to predict the implications of this for biodiversity loss and conservation prioritiesat a global scale. Risk analysis was used to estimate the risk of biodiversity loss due to alternative futureland-cover change scenarios and to quantify how climate change mediates this risk. We demonstrate thatthe interaction of climate change with land-cover change could increase the impact of land-cover changeon birds and mammals by up to 43% and 24% respectively and alter the spatial distribution of threats.Additionally, we show that the ranking of global biodiversity hotspots by threat depends critically onthe interaction between climate change and habitat loss. Our study suggests that the investment of con-servation resources will likely change once the interaction between climate change and land-coverchange is taken into account. We argue that global conservation efforts must take this into account ifwe are to develop cost-effective conservation policies and strategies under global change. Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Climate change modifies risk of global biodiversity loss due to land-cover change / Chrystal S., Mantyka Pringle; Piero, Visconti; Moreno Di, Marco; Tara G., Martin; Rondinini, Carlo; Jonathan R., Rhodes. - In: BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. - ISSN 0006-3207. - STAMPA. - 187:(2015), pp. 103-111. [10.1016/j.biocon.2015.04.016]

Climate change modifies risk of global biodiversity loss due to land-cover change

Moreno Di Marco;RONDININI, CARLO;
2015

Abstract

Climate change and land-cover change will have major impacts on biodiversity persistence worldwide.These two stressors are likely to interact, but how climate change will mediate the effects of land-coverchange remains poorly understood. Here we use an empirically-derived model of the interaction betweenhabitat loss and climate to predict the implications of this for biodiversity loss and conservation prioritiesat a global scale. Risk analysis was used to estimate the risk of biodiversity loss due to alternative futureland-cover change scenarios and to quantify how climate change mediates this risk. We demonstrate thatthe interaction of climate change with land-cover change could increase the impact of land-cover changeon birds and mammals by up to 43% and 24% respectively and alter the spatial distribution of threats.Additionally, we show that the ranking of global biodiversity hotspots by threat depends critically onthe interaction between climate change and habitat loss. Our study suggests that the investment of con-servation resources will likely change once the interaction between climate change and land-coverchange is taken into account. We argue that global conservation efforts must take this into account ifwe are to develop cost-effective conservation policies and strategies under global change. Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
2015
habitat loss; climate change; interactions; biodiversity hotspots; conservation planning; prioritization
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Climate change modifies risk of global biodiversity loss due to land-cover change / Chrystal S., Mantyka Pringle; Piero, Visconti; Moreno Di, Marco; Tara G., Martin; Rondinini, Carlo; Jonathan R., Rhodes. - In: BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. - ISSN 0006-3207. - STAMPA. - 187:(2015), pp. 103-111. [10.1016/j.biocon.2015.04.016]
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