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Biol Lett. 2011 Feb 23;7(1):4-6. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0567. Epub 2010 Jul 21.

Biodiversity matters in a changing world.

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PROTEO, Université Laval, , Pavillon Charles-Eugène-Marchand, 1030, Avenue de la Médecine, Québec, Canada , G1V 0A6.

Abstract

It is now widely accepted that the climate of our planet is changing, but it is still hard to predict the consequences of these changes on ecosystems. The impact is worst at the poles, with scientists concerned that impacts at lower latitudes will follow suit. Canada has a great responsibility and potential for studying the effects of climate changes on the ecological dynamics, given its geographical location and its scientific leadership in this field. The 5th annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution was held in the International Year of Biodiversity, to share recent advances in a wide variety of disciplines ranging from molecular biology to behavioural ecology, and to integrate them into a general view that will help us preserve biodiversity and limit the impact of climate change on ecosystems.

PMID:
20659919
PMCID:
PMC3030889
DOI:
10.1098/rsbl.2010.0567
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