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California's unique native plants are so vulnerable to global climate change that two-thirds of the state's endemic plants could suffer more than an 80 percent reduction in geographic range by the end of the century, according to a new study led by Scott Loarie, a Ph.D. candidate with Stuart Pimm at the Nicholas School for the Environment. Click here to read the article published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Click here to see maps of the impacts of climate change on individual
DURHAM, N.C. th Tropical moist forests are home to a majority of the Earth's terrestrial species, yet human activities such as logging, road building and agriculture destroy between one and two million square kilometers of these vital habitats every decade. But a new paper by a trio of Duke University researchers, published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, offers cause for cautious optimism th with a major caveat.
Stephen Schneider, the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a senior fellow at Stanford's Woods Institute and a major contributor to the IPCC reports, also was a co-author, along with John Fay and Scott Loarie of Duke University. By 2100, climate change could cause up to 30 percent of land-bird species to go extinct worldwide. In Costa Rica, toucans normally confined to lower elevations are colonizing mountain forests, where they compete with resident species for food and nesting holes, and prey on the eggs and
S. R. Loarie, L. N. Joppa, S. L. Pimm, Satellites miss environmental priorities, Trends Ecol. Evol. (2007) See a gallery of images here The Pimm group reports that our ability to monitor the earth from space may be unraveling in an article published online in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Satellites are an increasingly important tool for monitoring environmental changes from shrinking tropical forests and species extinction to melting icecaps. On October 6th, the United