May 18, 2017

Widespread Biological Response to Rapid Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula

by
Matthew J. Amesbury, Thomas P. Roland, Jessica Royles, Dominic A. Hodgson, Peter Convey, Howard Griffiths, Dan J. Charman
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Current Biology
  • 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