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Title (Primary) We need more realistic climate change experiments for understanding ecosystems of the future
Author Korell, L.; Auge, H.; Chase, J.M.; Harpole, S.; Knight, T.M.
Journal Global Change Biology
Year 2020
Department BZF; iDiv; PHYDIV
Volume 26
Issue 2
Page From 325
Page To 327
Language englisch
Keywords biodiversity; climate change; climate change experiments; climate projections; ecosystem functioning; global circulation models; terrestrial ecosystems; meta-analysis; plant communities
Abstract Experiments that alter local climate and measure community‐ and ecosystem‐level responses are an important tool for understanding how future ecosystems will respond to climate change. Here, we synthesized data from 76 studies that manipulated climate and measured plant community responses, and found that most climate change experiments do not correspond to model‐projected climate scenarios for their respective regions. This mismatch constrains our ability to predict responses of plant biodiversity and ecosystem functions to climate change, and we conclude with suggestions for a way forward.
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=22228
Korell, L., Auge, H., Chase, J.M., Harpole, S., Knight, T.M. (2020):
We need more realistic climate change experiments for understanding ecosystems of the future
Glob. Change Biol. 26 (2), 325 - 327