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  1. Content type: Research

    Climate change is challenging plants and animals not only with increasing temperatures, but also with shortened intervals between extreme weather events. Relatively little is known about diverse assemblages of...

    Authors: Matthew L. Forister, James A. Fordyce, Chris C. Nice, James H. Thorne, David P. Waetjen and Arthur M. Shapiro

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2018 5:3

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    Climate change presents considerable challenges for endotherms because they must maintain high, relatively constant body temperatures across a range of environmental conditions to ensure survival and optimise ...

    Authors: Janet L. Gardner, Eleanor Rowley, Perry de Rebeira, Alma de Rebeira and Lyanne Brouwer

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2018 5:2

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    This paper presents a detailed analysis of a composite Climate Vulnerability Index (CVI) to examine and compare climate change vulnerability and its dimensions adaptive capacity, sensitivity and exposure. Ther...

    Authors: Archana Raghavan Sathyan, Christoph Funk, Thomas Aenis, Peter Winker and Lutz Breuer

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2018 5:1

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    Climate change refugia, areas buffered from climate change relative to their surroundings, are of increasing interest as natural resource managers seek to prioritize climate adaptation actions. However, eviden...

    Authors: Toni Lyn Morelli, Sean P. Maher, Marisa C. W. Lim, Christina Kastely, Lindsey M. Eastman, Lorraine E. Flint, Alan L. Flint, Steven R. Beissinger and Craig Moritz

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2017 4:8

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  5. Content type: Research

    Different processes determine species’ geographic ranges, including species’ responses to changing climate, habitat, or both simultaneously. Here we ask which combination of factors best predicts shifts in the...

    Authors: Maria J. Santos, Adam B. Smith, James H. Thorne and Craig Moritz

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2017 4:7

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    Alpine regions are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The Australian Alps are potentially more so than other mountain regions, as they cover a very small geographic area (<0.05% of mainl...

    Authors: Sonya R. Geange, Verõnica F. Briceño, Nicola C. Aitken, Jose A. Ramirez-Valiente, Meisha-Marika Holloway-Phillips and Adrienne B. Nicotra

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2017 4:5

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  7. Content type: Research

    Deserts may be disproportionately vulnerable to changes in precipitation that accompany global climate change due to complex evolutionary relationships of species to historical conditions. Based on current and...

    Authors: Melia G. Nafus, Tracey D. Tuberville, Kurt A. Buhlmann and Brian D. Todd

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2017 4:4

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  8. Content type: Commentary

    As the impacts of global climate change on species are increasingly evident, there is a clear need to adapt conservation efforts worldwide. Species vulnerability assessments (VAs) are increasingly used to summ...

    Authors: Lucas Fortini and Olivia Schubert

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2017 4:2

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    Endangered species management must now incorporate the potential effects of climate change, but this is often in the context of limited data. The endangered night parrot was recently rediscovered in the Austra...

    Authors: Michael R. Kearney, Warren P. Porter and Stephen A. Murphy

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:14

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  10. Content type: Research

    Trait evolution and plasticity are expected to interactively influence responses to climate change, but rapid changes in and increased variability of temperature may limit evolutionary responses. We use histor...

    Authors: Heidi J. MacLean, Joel G. Kingsolver and Lauren B. Buckley

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:13

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    Climate imposes multiple selection pressures on animal morphology. Allen’s Rule proposes that geographic variation in the appendage size of endotherms, relative to body size, is linked to climatic variation, t...

    Authors: Janet L. Gardner, Matthew R. E. Symonds, Leo Joseph, Karen Ikin, John Stein and Loeske E. B. Kruuk

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:11

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  12. Content type: Review

    In the face of climate change, the life history traits of large terrestrial mammals will prevent them from adapting genetically at a sufficient pace to keep track with changing environments, and habitat fragme...

    Authors: Andrea Fuller, Duncan Mitchell, Shane K. Maloney and Robyn S. Hetem

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:10

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  13. Content type: Research

    Temperature increases associated with climate change pose a substantial threat to arid-zone bird species. However, predicting vulnerability to high temperatures using species-specific, mechanistic data, and as...

    Authors: B. Smit, G. Zietsman, R. O. Martin, S. J. Cunningham, A. E. McKechnie and P. A. R. Hockey

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:9

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    Contemporary climate change is affecting nearly all biomes, causing shifts in animal distributions, phenology, and persistence. Favorable microclimates may buffer organisms against rapid changes in climate, th...

    Authors: L. Embere Hall, Anna D. Chalfoun, Erik A. Beever and Anne E. Loosen

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:8

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  15. Content type: Review

    Global climate change is expected to have strong effects on the world’s flora and fauna. As a result, there has been a recent increase in the number of meta-analyses and mechanistic models that attempt to pred...

    Authors: Danielle L. Levesque, Julia Nowack and Clare Stawski

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:7

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    Human activities have led to a substantial increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, with further increases predicted. A RNA-Seq study on adult Saccostrea glomerata was carried out to examine the molecular respo...

    Authors: Nicole G. Ertl, Wayne A. O’Connor, Aaron N. Wiegand and Abigail Elizur

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:6

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  17. Content type: Commentary

    Contemporary climate change is the biggest experiment ever conducted by humans on a planetary scale, and its impact on the redistribution of life is potentially huge (e.g., Barnosky et al. Nature 471:51–57, 20...

    Authors: Shirin Taheri, Babak Naimi and Miguel B. Araújo

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:5

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    Shifts in phenology have been widely reported in response to global warming and have strong effects on ecosystem processes and greenhouse gas emissions. It is well documented that warming generally advances ma...

    Authors: Laura Radville, Eric Post and David M. Eissenstat

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:4

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  19. Content type: Research

    Political polarization remains a major obstacle to national action on global climate change in the United States Congress, and acceptance of anthropogenic drivers strongly differs between Republicans and Democ...

    Authors: Brian Helmuth, Tarik C. Gouhier, Steven Scyphers and Jennifer Mocarski

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:3

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  20. Content type: Research

    Shrub expansion is transforming Arctic tundra landscapes, but the impact on the large pool of carbon stored in high-latitude soils is poorly understood. Soil carbon decomposition is a potentially important sou...

    Authors: Julia I. Bradley-Cook, Chelsea L. Petrenko, Andrew J. Friedland and Ross A. Virginia

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:2

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  21. Content type: Research

    Detailed assessments of species responses to climate change are uncommon, owing to the limited nature of most ecological and local climate data sets. Exceptions, such as the case of the Haleakalā silversword, ...

    Authors: Paul D. Krushelnycky, Forest Starr, Kim Starr, Ryan J. Longman, Abby G. Frazier, Lloyd L. Loope and Thomas W. Giambelluca

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2016 3:1

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  22. Content type: Research

    The ecological consequences of climate change will be driven by a combination of both gradual and abrupt changes in climatic conditions. Despite growing evidence that abrupt abiotic change of extreme events ma...

    Authors: Giulia Ghedini, Bayden D. Russell, Laura J. Falkenberg and Sean D. Connell

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2015 2:6

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  23. Content type: Review

    Evolutionary adaptation drives biodiversity. So far, however, evolutionary thinking has had limited impact on plans to counter the effects of climate change on biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. T...

    Authors: Ary Hoffmann, Philippa Griffin, Shannon Dillon, Renee Catullo, Rahul Rane, Margaret Byrne, Rebecca Jordan, John Oakeshott, Andrew Weeks, Leo Joseph, Peter Lockhart, Justin Borevitz and Carla Sgrò

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2015 2:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    El Niño is responsible for natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks worldwide. During the 1997–1998 El Niño, northern Peru endured extreme rainfall and flooding. Since short stature may occur as a resul...

    Authors: Heather E Danysh, Robert H Gilman, Jonathan C Wells, William K Pan, Benjamin Zaitchik, Guillermo Gonzálvez, María Alvarez and William Checkley

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2014 1:7

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  25. Content type: Review

    Biological responses to climate change are typically communicated in generalized terms such as poleward and altitudinal range shifts, but adaptation efforts relevant to management decisions often require forec...

    Authors: Brian Helmuth, Bayden D Russell, Sean D Connell, Yunwei Dong, Christopher DG Harley, Fernando P Lima, Gianluca Sará, Gray A Williams and Nova Mieszkowska

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2014 1:6

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  26. Content type: Research

    Trophic interactions and population structure can shape how climate change influences ecosystems by modifying herbivore responses to environmental conditions. Predation can influence herbivore behaviour and de...

    Authors: Jedediah F Brodie, Eric Post, Joel Berger and Fred Watson

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2014 1:4

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  27. Content type: Research

    Quantifying primary sex ratios is essential for assessing how global warming will influence the population dynamics of species with temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD). Process-explicit (mechanistic)...

    Authors: Jessica L Stubbs, Michael R Kearney, Scott D Whiting and Nicola J Mitchell

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2014 1:3

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  28. Content type: Research

    Bumblebees represent an active pollinator group in mountain regions and assure the pollination of many different plant species from low to high elevations. Plant-pollinator interactions are mediated by functio...

    Authors: Jean-Nicolas Pradervand, Loïc Pellissier, Christophe F Randin and Antoine Guisan

    Citation: Climate Change Responses 2014 1:1

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