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DOI 10.1126/science.aaa7031
Title (Primary) Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
Author Kerr, J.T.; Pindar, A.; Galpern, P.; Packer, L.; Potts, S.G.; Roberts, S.M.; Rasmont, P.; Schweiger, O.; Colla, S.R.; Richardson, L.L.; Wagner, D.L.; Gall, L.F.; Sikes, D.S.; Pantoja, A.
Source Titel Science
Year 2015
Department BZF
Volume 349
Issue 6244
Page From 177
Page To 180
Language englisch
UFZ wide themes RU1;
Abstract For many species, geographical ranges are expanding toward the poles in response to climate change, while remaining stable along range edges nearest the equator. Using long-term observations across Europe and North America over 110 years, we tested for climate change–related range shifts in bumblebee species across the full extents of their latitudinal and thermal limits and movements along elevation gradients. We found cross-continentally consistent trends in failures to track warming through time at species’ northern range limits, range losses from southern range limits, and shifts to higher elevations among southern species. These effects are independent of changing land uses or pesticide applications and underscore the need to test for climate impacts at both leading and trailing latitudinal and thermal limits for species.
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Kerr, J.T., Pindar, A., Galpern, P., Packer, L., Potts, S.G., Roberts, S.M., Rasmont, P., Schweiger, O., Colla, S.R., Richardson, L.L., Wagner, D.L., Gall, L.F., Sikes, D.S., Pantoja, A. (2015):
Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
Science 349 (6244), 177 - 180 10.1126/science.aaa7031