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Climate Change and Ecosystems


A journal volume compiled and edited by Janet Franklin, Yadvinder Malhi, Nathalie Seddon, Martin Solan, Chris Field, Nancy Knowlton and Monica Turner titled ‘Climate change and ecosystems: threats, opportunities and solutions’ at the ‘Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences’ that discusses the link between climate change and ecosystems. This volume includes the following articles:-

  1. Climate change and ecosystems: threats, opportunities and solutions (Yadvinder Malhi, Janet Franklin, Nathalie Seddon, Martin Solan, Monica G. Turner, Christopher B. Field and Nancy Knowlton)
  2. Climate change, ecosystems and abrupt change: science priorities (Monica G. Turner, W. John Calder, Graeme S. Cumming, Terry P. Hughes, Anke Jentsch, Shannon L. LaDeau, Timothy M. Lenton, Bryan N. Shuman, Merritt R. Turetsky, Zak Ratajczak, John W. Williams, A. Park Williams and Stephen R. Carpenter)
  3. Soil microbial community responses to climate extremes: resistance, resilience and transitions to alternative states (Richard D. Bardgett and Tancredi Caruso)
  4. If the trees burn, is the forest lost? Past dynamics in temperate forests help inform management strategies (Virginia Iglesias and Cathy Whitlock)
  5. Comparing the impact of future cropland expansion on global biodiversity and carbon storage across models and scenarios (Amy Molotoks, Roslyn Henry, Elke Stehfest, Jonathan Doelman, Petr Havlik, Tamás Krisztin, Peter Alexander, Terence P. Dawson and Pete Smith)
  6. Plant community diversity will decline more than increase under climatic warming (Susan Harrison)
  7.  The development of Anthropocene biotas (Chris D. Thomas)
  8. Climatic and local stressor interactions threaten tropical forests and coral reefs (Filipe M. França, Cassandra E. Benkwitt, Guadalupe Peralta, James P. W. Robinson, Nicholas A. J. Graham, Jason M. Tylianakis, Erika Berenguer, Alexander C. Lees, Joice Ferreira, Júlio Louzada and Jos Barlow)
  9. Benthic-based contributions to climate change mitigation and adaptation (Martin Solan, Elena M. Bennett, Peter J. Mumby, Julian Leyland and Jasmin A. Godbold) 10. Climate change mitigation and nature conservation both require higher protected area targets (Callum M. Roberts, Bethan C. O’Leary and Julie P. Hawkins)
  10. Planning for climate change through additions to a national protected area network: implications for cost and configuration (Joshua J. Lawler, D. Scott Rinnan, Julia L. Michalak, John C. Withey, Christopher R. Randels and Hugh P. Possingham)
  11. Understanding the value and limits of nature-based solutions to climate change and other global challenges (Nathalie Seddon, Alexandre Chausson, Pam Berry, Cécile A. J. Girardin, Alison Smith and Beth Turner)
  12. Mapping co-benefits for carbon storage and biodiversity to inform conservation policy and action (C. Soto-Navarro, C. Ravilious, A. Arnell, X. de Lamo, M. Harfoot, S. L. L. Hill, O. R. Wearn, M. Santoro, A. Bouvet, S. Mermoz, T. Le Toan, J. Xia, S. Liu, W. Yuan, S. A. Spawn, H. K. Gibbs, S. Ferrier, T. Harwood, R. Alkemade, A. M. Schipper, G. Schmidt-Traub, B. Strassburg, L. Miles, N. D. Burgess and V. Kapos)
  13.  Co-producing ecosystem services for adapting to climate change (Sandra Lavorel, Bruno Locatelli, Matthew J. Colloff and Enora Bruley)
  14. National mitigation potential from natural climate solutions in the tropics (Bronson W. Griscom, Jonah Busch, Susan C. Cook-Patton, Peter W. Ellis, Jason Funk, Sara M. Leavitt, Guy Lomax, Will R. Turner, Melissa Chapman, Jens Engelmann, Noel P. Gurwick, Emily Landis, Deborah Lawrence, Yadvinder Malhi, Lisa Schindler Murray, Diego Navarrete, Stephanie Roe, Sabrina Scull, Pete Smith, Charlotte Streck, Wayne S. Walker and Thomas Worthington)
  15. Nature-based approaches to managing climate change impacts in cities (Sarah E. Hobbie and Nancy B. Grimm)
  16. Trophic rewilding presents regionally specific opportunities for mitigating climate change (Christopher J. Sandom, Owen Middleton, Erick Lundgren, John Rowan, Simon D. Schowanek, Jens-Christian Svenning and Søren Faurby)
  17. Pleistocene Arctic megafaunal ecological engineering as a natural climate solution? (Marc Macias-Fauria, Paul Jepson, Nikita Zimov and Yadvinder Malhi)
  18. Harnessing employment-based social assistance programmes to scale up nature-based climate action (Andrew Norton, Nathalie Seddon, Arun Agrawal, Clare Shakya, Nanki Kaur and Ina Porras)
  19. Tipping positive change (Timothy M. Lenton)

Students will learn the effects of climate change on ecosystems.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. How does climate change affect the biosphere?
  2. What is the impact of climate change on ecosystems?
About Tool
Tool Name ‘Climate change and ecosystems: threats, opportunities and solutions’
Discipline Biological Sciences 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Overview, Ecosystem 
Climate Topic Climate Literacy, Climate and the Biosphere
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Editor in Chief John Pickett; Edited By Janet Franklin, Yadvinder Malhi, Nathalie Seddon, Martin Solan, Chris Field, Nancy Knowlton and Monica Turner 
Hosted at The Royal Society Publishing
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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