Last updated October 10, 2018

Widespread Biological Response to Rapid Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula

  • Represents the first Peninsula-wide assessment of biological sensitivity to recent warming
  • Analyzes moss bank plant and microbial proxy data over 150 years and 600-km gradient
  • Finds there are fundamental and widespread changes in terrestrial biosphere in response to warming
  • Concludes that terrestrial ecosystems likely to alter rapidly under future warming scenarios