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Trends Ecol Evol. 2014 Mar;29(3):127-30. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2014.01.001. Epub 2014 Jan 30.

Climate change, sea-level rise, and conservation: keeping island biodiversity afloat.

Author information

1
Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, University of Paris Sud, Orsay Cedex 91405, France. Electronic address: franck.courchamp@u-psud.fr.
2
CSIRO, Ecosystem Sciences, PMB 44, Winnellie, NT 0822, Australia.
3
University of Auckland, School of Biological Sciences and Department of Statistics, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
4
Ecologie, Systématique et Evolution, UMR CNRS 8079, University of Paris Sud, Orsay Cedex 91405, France.

Abstract

Island conservation programs have been spectacularly successful over the past five decades, yet they generally do not account for impacts of climate change. Here, we argue that the full spectrum of climate change, especially sea-level rise and loss of suitable climatic conditions, should be rapidly integrated into island biodiversity research and management.

KEYWORDS:

climate change; climatic niche shift; island conservation; prioritization; sea-level rise

PMID:
24486005
DOI:
10.1016/j.tree.2014.01.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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