Most ecological processes now show responses to anthropogenic climate change. In terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, species are changing genetically, physiologically, morphologically, and phenologically and are shifting their distributions, which affects food webs and results in new interactions. Disruptions scale from the gene to the ecosystem and have documented consequences for people, including unpredictable fisheries and crop yields, loss of genetic diversity in wild crop varieties, and increasing impacts of pests and diseases. In addition to the more easily observed changes, such as shifts in flowering phenology, we argue that many hidden dynamics, such as genetic changes, are also taking place. Understanding shifts in ecological processes can guide human adaptation strategies. In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, climate action and policy must therefore focus equally on strategies that safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems.

The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people / Scheffers, Brett R; De Meester, Luc; Bridge, Tom C. L.; Hoffmann, Ary A.; Pandolfi, John M.; Corlett, Richard T.; Butchart, Stuart H. M.; Pearce Kelly, Paul; Kovacs, Kit M.; Dudgeon, David; Pacifici, Michela; Rondinini, Carlo; Foden, Wendy B.; Martin, Tara G.; Mora, Camilo; Bickford, David; Watson, James E. M.. - In: SCIENCE. - ISSN 0036-8075. - STAMPA. - 354:6313(2016). [10.1126/science.aaf7671]

The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people

PACIFICI, MICHELA;RONDININI, CARLO;
2016

Abstract

Most ecological processes now show responses to anthropogenic climate change. In terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, species are changing genetically, physiologically, morphologically, and phenologically and are shifting their distributions, which affects food webs and results in new interactions. Disruptions scale from the gene to the ecosystem and have documented consequences for people, including unpredictable fisheries and crop yields, loss of genetic diversity in wild crop varieties, and increasing impacts of pests and diseases. In addition to the more easily observed changes, such as shifts in flowering phenology, we argue that many hidden dynamics, such as genetic changes, are also taking place. Understanding shifts in ecological processes can guide human adaptation strategies. In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, climate action and policy must therefore focus equally on strategies that safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems.
Medicine (all); Multidisciplinary
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The broad footprint of climate change from genes to biomes to people / Scheffers, Brett R; De Meester, Luc; Bridge, Tom C. L.; Hoffmann, Ary A.; Pandolfi, John M.; Corlett, Richard T.; Butchart, Stuart H. M.; Pearce Kelly, Paul; Kovacs, Kit M.; Dudgeon, David; Pacifici, Michela; Rondinini, Carlo; Foden, Wendy B.; Martin, Tara G.; Mora, Camilo; Bickford, David; Watson, James E. M.. - In: SCIENCE. - ISSN 0036-8075. - STAMPA. - 354:6313(2016). [10.1126/science.aaf7671]
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