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Climate Change, Ecology and Systematics

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T. R. Hodkinson, R. Caballero, P. Lynch, R. M. Bateman, P. J. Mayhew, J. C. McElwain, K. K. Willis, K. J. Niklas, P. Baas, E. A. Wheeler, Y. Bouchenak-Khelladi, A. Donnelly, A. Caffarra, E. Diskin, C. T. Kelleher, A. Pletsers, H. Proctor, R. Stirnemann, M. B. Jones, J. O'Halloran, B. F. O'Neill, J. Peñuelas, T. Sparks, F. Rindi, A. Culham, C. Yesson, D. Rödder, S. Schmidtlein, S. Schick, S. Lötters, C. Yesson, A. Culham, F. Rodríguez-Sánchez, J. Arroyo, L. W. Chatrou, J. J. Wieringa, T. L. P. Couvreur, M. Thomasset, J. F. Fernández-Manjarrés, G. C. Douglas, N. Frascaria-Lacoste, T. R. Hodkinson, B. Huntley, D. G. Hole, S. G. Willis, M. Hall, A. G. Miller, J. Bernardo, D. A. Simpson, C. Yesson, A. Culham, C. A. Couch, A. M. Muasya, C. J. Ellis, R. Yahr, R. L. Hodd, M. J. Sheehy Skeffington
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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521766098

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  • Climate change has shaped life in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Understanding the interactions between climate and biodiversity is a complex challenge to science. With contributions from 60 key researchers, this book examines the ongoing impact of climate change on the ecology and diversity of life on earth. It discusses the latest research within the fields of ecology and systematics, highlighting the increasing integration of their approaches and methods. Topics covered include the influence of climate change on evolutionary and ecological processes such as adaptation, migration, speciation and extinction, and the role of these processes in determining the diversity and biogeographic distribution of species and their populations. This book ultimately illustrates the necessity for global conservation actions to mitigate the effects of climate change in a world that is already undergoing a biodiversity crisis of unprecedented scale.

    • Provides valuable information about the impact of climate change for both general readers and research scientists
    • Explains how ecology and systematic research is integrated into climate change based conservation planning, highlighting the importance of future research in the field
    • Features contributions from leading researchers on topics such as adaptation, speciation and extinction, as well as biogeography, migration and ecological niche modelling
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    "Readers will receive a full perspective and knowledge of global climate change, models, biological responses, potential impacts, adaptation of species, and conservation management. This is the most up-to-date resource for advanced students, researchers, and policy makers who are seeking fundamental knowledge and guidance in developing adaptation plans for the world's future climate."
    J. Chen, Choice Magazine

    "... provides a useful starting point for contemporary research and synthesis into the relationships between climate changes, biological diversity and speciation, and ecological dynamics."
    Aaron M. Ellison, Ecology

    "The volume will be an invaluable contribution to anyone studying climate-change effects on the living world...truly enjoyed reading it. Its unique contribution is to explicitly provide links between systematics and climate change. As such, it will please natural historians and researchers working in natural history museums and botanical gardens. However, its breath of coverage makes it useful for a much wider range of readers, including students, academics, and practitioners." - Miguel B. Araujo, Quarterly Review of Biology, June 2013

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521766098
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 195 x 29 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • contains: 90 b/w illus. 13 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Integrating ecology and systematics in climate change research T. R. Hodkinson
    2. Climate modelling and deep time climate change R. Caballero and P. Lynch
    3. The perils of addressing long term challenges in a short term world: making descriptive taxonomy predictive R. M. Bateman
    Part II. Adaptation, Speciation and Extinction:
    4. Global climate and extinction: evidence from the fossil record P. J. Mayhew
    5. Long term fluctuations in atmospheric CO2 concentration influence plant speciation rate J. C. McElwain, K. K. Willis and K. J. Niklas
    6. Wood anatomy and climate change P. Baas and E. A. Wheeler
    7. Savanna biome evolution, climate change and the ecological expansion of C4 grasses Y. Bouchenak-Khelladi and T. R. Hodkinson
    8. Climate warming results in phenotypic and evolutionary changes in spring events: a mini review A. Donnelly, A. Caffarra, E. Diskin, C. T. Kelleher, A. Pletsers, H. Proctor, R. Stirnemann, M. B. Jones, J. O'Halloran, B. F. O'Neill, J. Peñuelas and T. Sparks
    9. Terrestrial green algae: systematics, biogeography and expected responses to climate change F. Rindi
    Part III. Biogeography, Migration and Ecological Niche Modelling:
    10. Biodiversity informatics for climate change studies A. Culham and C. Yesson
    11. Climate envelope models in systematics and evolutionary research: theory and practice D. Rödder, S. Schmidtlein, S. Schick and S. Lötters
    12. Biogeography of cyclamen: an application of phyloclimatic modelling C. Yesson and A. Culham
    13. Cenozoic climate changes and the demise of Tethyan laurel forests: lessons for the future from an integrative reconstruction of the past F. Rodríguez-Sánchez and J. Arroyo
    14. The impact of climate change on the origin and future of East African rain forest trees L. W. Chatrou, J. J. Wieringa and T. L. P. Couvreur
    15. Hybridisation, introgression and climate change: a case study for the tree genus Fraxinus (Oleaceae) M. Thomasset, J. F. Fernández-Manjarrés, G. C. Douglas, N. Frascaria-Lacoste and T. R. Hodkinson
    Part IV. Conservation:
    16. Assessing the effectiveness of a protected area network in the face of climatic change B. Huntley, D. G. Hole and S. G. Willis
    17. Documenting plant species in a changing climate: a case study from Arabia M. Hall and A. G. Miller
    18. A critical appraisal of the meaning and diagnosability of cryptic evolutionary diversity, and its implications for conservation in the face of climate change J. Bernardo
    19. Climate change and Cyperaceae D. A. Simpson, C. Yesson, A. Culham, C. A. Couch and A. M. Muasya
    20. An interdisciplinary review of climate change trends and uncertainties: lichen biodiversity, arctic alpine ecosystems and habitat loss C. J. Ellis and R. Yahr
    21. Climate change and oceanic mountain vegetation: a case study of the montane heath and associated plant communities in western Irish mountains R. L. Hodd and M. J. Sheehy Skeffington.

  • Editors

    Trevor R. Hodkinson, Trinity College, Dublin
    Trevor Hodkinson is Senior Lecturer in Botany at the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin. He is Head of the Botany Molecular Laboratory and Assistant Curator of the Herbarium. He specialises in the research fields of molecular systematics, genetic resources and taxonomy.

    Michael B. Jones, Trinity College, Dublin
    Michael Jones holds the Chair of Botany in the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin. He is a plant ecophysiologist and his research focuses on the study of climate-plant interactions, particularly the effects of climate on photosynthesis, growth and primary productivity.

    Stephen Waldren, Trinity College, Dublin
    Stephen Waldren is a Lecturer in Botany and Curator of the Trinity College, Dublin, Botanic Garden. His research interests are in the areas of conservation biology and phylogeography.

    John A. N. Parnell, Trinity College, Dublin
    John Parnell is Head of the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Dublin, and Curator of the Herbarium. His research interests are predominantly in the fields of plant taxonomy and systematics, working mainly on the floras of Ireland and Thailand.

    Contributors

    T. R. Hodkinson, R. Caballero, P. Lynch, R. M. Bateman, P. J. Mayhew, J. C. McElwain, K. K. Willis, K. J. Niklas, P. Baas, E. A. Wheeler, Y. Bouchenak-Khelladi, A. Donnelly, A. Caffarra, E. Diskin, C. T. Kelleher, A. Pletsers, H. Proctor, R. Stirnemann, M. B. Jones, J. O'Halloran, B. F. O'Neill, J. Peñuelas, T. Sparks, F. Rindi, A. Culham, C. Yesson, D. Rödder, S. Schmidtlein, S. Schick, S. Lötters, C. Yesson, A. Culham, F. Rodríguez-Sánchez, J. Arroyo, L. W. Chatrou, J. J. Wieringa, T. L. P. Couvreur, M. Thomasset, J. F. Fernández-Manjarrés, G. C. Douglas, N. Frascaria-Lacoste, T. R. Hodkinson, B. Huntley, D. G. Hole, S. G. Willis, M. Hall, A. G. Miller, J. Bernardo, D. A. Simpson, C. Yesson, A. Culham, C. A. Couch, A. M. Muasya, C. J. Ellis, R. Yahr, R. L. Hodd, M. J. Sheehy Skeffington

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