The performance of models relating species geographical distributions to climate is independent of trophic level

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dc.contributor.author Huntley, Brian
dc.contributor.author Green, Rhys E.
dc.contributor.author Collingham, Yvonne C.
dc.contributor.author Hill, Jane K.
dc.contributor.author Willis, Stephen G.
dc.contributor.author Bartlein, Patrick J.
dc.contributor.author Cramer, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.author Hagemeijer, Ward J. M.
dc.contributor.author Thomas, Christopher J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T13:58:20Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T13:58:20Z
dc.date.issued 2004-05
dc.identifier.citation Huntley , B , Green , R E , Collingham , Y C , Hill , J K , Willis , S G , Bartlein , P J , Cramer , W , Hagemeijer , W J M & Thomas , C J 2004 , ' The performance of models relating species geographical distributions to climate is independent of trophic level ' Ecology Letters , vol 7 , no. 5 , pp. 417-426 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 92333
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1549
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1549
dc.description Brian Huntley, Rhys E. Green, Yvonne C. Collingham, Jane K. Hill, Stephen G. Willis , Patrick J. Bartlein, Wolfgang Cramer, Ward J. M. Hagemeijer and Christopher J. Thomas (2004). The performance of models relating species geographical distributions to climate is independent of trophic level. Ecology Letters, 7(5), 417-426. Sponsorship: NERC (awards: GR9/3016, GR9/04270, GR3/12542, NER/F/S/2000/00166) / RSPB RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract Species–climate 'envelope' models are widely used to evaluate potential climate change impacts upon species and biodiversity. Previous studies have used a variety of methods to fit models making it difficult to assess relative model performance for different taxonomic groups, life forms or trophic levels. Here we use the same climatic data and modelling approach for 306 European species representing three major taxa (higher plants, insects and birds), and including species of different life form and from four trophic levels. Goodness-of-fit measures showed that useful models were fitted for >96% of species, and that model performance was related neither to major taxonomic group nor to trophic level. These results confirm that such climate envelope models provide the best approach currently available for evaluating reliably the potential impacts of future climate change upon biodiversity. en
dc.format.extent 10 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Ecology Letters en
dc.subject Biodiversity en
dc.subject birds en
dc.subject butterflies en
dc.subject climate change en
dc.subject envelope models en
dc.subject Europe en
dc.subject goodness-of-fit en
dc.subject higher plants en
dc.title The performance of models relating species geographical distributions to climate is independent of trophic level en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2004.00598.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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