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Climate Change Responses

1.5°C or 2°C - What is an acceptable target for global warming?

As countries around the world are moving closer to adopting the 2°C limit on global warming, Petra Tschakert runs through the debate that even that level is too high, too expensive, and too dangerous.


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Aims and scope

Climate Change Responses is an open access interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing exceptional research on ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change.  The journal is especially interested in publishing ground-breaking work linking responses to environmental change across levels of biological organization, from individuals to ecosystems, and with an emphasis on species interactions. Articles that establish cause-and-effect relationships rather than correlations between changes in the environment and species responses are particularly welcome. The journal applies a highly selective review process and accepts manuscripts demonstrating novel research covering a broad range of topics, including but not limited to: behavior, ecosystem function and dynamics, evolutionary adaptation and plasticity, paleoecology, phenology, physiology, population dynamics, and broad ecological changes, all within the context of climate change.

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About the Editors

Eric Post is the Director of the recently launched Polar Center, and Professor of Biology, at Penn State University. He obtained his PhD at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, during which time he became interested in interactions between plants, animals, and their environment in the Arctic. Following from this, he undertook post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo, Norway, where his work turned to a specialization in climate change ecology, and where he received training in statistical modelling of climate change effects on population and community dynamics. Currently, the Post lab at Penn State University investigates the ecological consequences of climate change primarily in the Arctic, employing a broad range of experimental, observational, and modelling approaches, with applications for wildlife conservation.

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Frank Seebacher is a Professor at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney in Australia. Frank's Evolutionary and Ecological Physiology laboratory aims to determine the mechanistic link that establishes the causal relationship between environmental change and ecological patterns. Physiological capacities influence population dynamics and the way animals interact as climate changes. Frank is particularly interested in the interaction between phenotypic plasticity and adaptation, and how these shape the relationship between physiological and molecular mechanism and their ecological and behavioural consequences.


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