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Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches

Antao, Laura H. and Weigel, Benjamin and Strona, Giovanni and Hallfors, Maria and Kaarlejarvi, Elina and Dallas, Tad and Opedal, Oystein H. and Heliola, Janne and Henttonen, Heikki and Huitu, Otso and Korpimaki, Erkki and Kuussaari, Mikko and Lehikoinen, Aleksi and Leinonen, Reima and Linden, Andreas and Merila, Paivi and Pietiainen, Hannu and Poyry, Juha and Salemaa, Maija and Tonteri, Tiina and Vuorio, Kristiina and Ovaskainen, Otso and Saastamoinen, Marjo and Vanhatalo, Jarno and Roslin, Tomas and Laine, Anna-Liisa (2022). Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches. Nature Climate Change. 12 , 587–592
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Abstract

Climate change is a pervasive threat to biodiversity. While range shifts are a known consequence of climate warming contributing to regional community change, less is known about how species' positions shift within their climatic niches. Furthermore, whether the relative importance of different climatic variables prompting such shifts varies with changing climate remains unclear. Here we analysed four decades of data for 1,478 species of birds, mammals, butterflies, moths, plants and phytoplankton along a 1,200 km high latitudinal gradient. The relative importance of climatic drivers varied non-uniformly with progressing climate change. While species turnover among decades was limited, the relative position of species within their climatic niche shifted substantially. A greater proportion of species responded to climatic change at higher latitudes, where changes were stronger. These diverging climate imprints restructure a full biome, making it difficult to generalize biodiversity responses and raising concerns about ecosystem integrity in the face of accelerating climate change.The authors analyse four decades of distribution data for various taxonomic groups to understand the shift of species within their climatic niches and the changing influences of different climate factors. The diverse and diverging climate imprints raise concerns about future ecosystem integrity.

Authors/Creators:Antao, Laura H. and Weigel, Benjamin and Strona, Giovanni and Hallfors, Maria and Kaarlejarvi, Elina and Dallas, Tad and Opedal, Oystein H. and Heliola, Janne and Henttonen, Heikki and Huitu, Otso and Korpimaki, Erkki and Kuussaari, Mikko and Lehikoinen, Aleksi and Leinonen, Reima and Linden, Andreas and Merila, Paivi and Pietiainen, Hannu and Poyry, Juha and Salemaa, Maija and Tonteri, Tiina and Vuorio, Kristiina and Ovaskainen, Otso and Saastamoinen, Marjo and Vanhatalo, Jarno and Roslin, Tomas and Laine, Anna-Liisa
Title:Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches
Series Name/Journal:Nature Climate Change
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:12
Page range:587–592
Number of Pages:15
Publisher:NATURE PORTFOLIO
ISSN:1758-678X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Climate Research
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 105 Earth and Related Environmental Sciences > Environmental Sciences (social aspects to be 507)
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117561
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117561
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DOI10.1038/s41558-022-01381-x
Web of Science (WoS)000805053000001
ID Code:28481
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Aug 2022 15:43
Metadata Last Modified:12 Sep 2022 21:22

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