GlobalWarming and Terrestrial Biodiversity Decline

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This study demonstrates that rapid rates of global warming are likely to increase rates of habitat loss and species extinction, most markedly in the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. Extensive areas of habitat may be lost to global warming and many species may be unable to shift their ranges fast enough to keep up with global warming. Rare and isolated populations of species in fragmented habitats or those bounded by large water bodies, human habitation and agriculture are particularly at risk, as are montane and arctic species.

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Creation Date: 2000  
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Place of Publication: Gland, Switzerland
Date(s):
  • Creation: 2000
  • Harvested: October 2010
Description:

This study demonstrates that rapid rates of global warming are likely to increase rates of habitat loss and species extinction, most markedly in the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. Extensive areas of habitat may be lost to global warming and many species may be unable to shift their ranges fast enough to keep up with global warming. Rare and isolated populations of species in fragmented habitats or those bounded by large water bodies, human habitation and agriculture are particularly at risk, as are montane and arctic species.

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vi, 34 p.:col.ill.

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Keyword(s): climate changes | global warming | ecosystem impacts
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UNT Libraries
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Environmental Policy Collection
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Resource Type: Text
Format: Text
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Access: Public
Holder: WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature
License: Copyright