Average 65 meters precipitation shows no trend

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Unformatted text preview: inent wide scale, temperature is getting warmer and species on average are moving up the mountain range (shift). Average: 65 meters. Precipitation shows no trend Species move up hill Focal species are European plants Figures from Lenoir et al. (2008), Science 320: 1768 1771 9 4/3/2013 Influence of life history and habitat • Mountain inhabiting species move uphill more • As do grassy species with a faster life cycle Low elevation species (no significant shift) vs. high elevation species (we see a big shift of a few hundred meters) mountain inhabiting species move uphill more as do grassy species with a faster life cycle. Figures from Lenoir et al. (2008), Science 320: 1768 1771 What about animals? Spiders, 85 species Ground Beetles, 59 species • Northern range limit has shifted on average 16.9 km per decade • Upper altitudinal limit has shifted 11.0 m per decade Butterflies, 29 species • N = 764 species for latitude, 1367 for altitude (plants + animals) Grass hoppers, 22 species • Areas that warm faster: more altitudinal and latitudinal change Equator Poles Shift in Northern Range Limit Chen et al. 2011 Science 333: 1024 1026 Evolutionary responses to global climate change • Track...
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