Can trait-based analyses of changes in species distribution be transferred to new geographic areas?

Gary D. Powney, Christopher D. Preston, Andy Purvis, Wouter Van Landuyt, David Roy

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    Abstract

    Anthropogenic environmental change is having a major impact on biodiversity.
    By identifying traits that correlate with changes in species range, comparative
    studies can shed light on the mechanisms driving this change; but such studies
    will be more useful for conservation if they have true predictive power, i.e. if their
    trait-basedmodels can be transferred to new regions.We aim to examine the ability
    of trait-based models to predict changes in plant distribution across seven geographic regions that varied in terms of land cover and species composition.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalGlobal Ecology and Biogeography
    Number of pages10
    ISSN1466-822X
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Thematic list

    • Flora

    EWI Biomedical sciences

    • B270-plant-ecology
    • B290-phytogeography

    Taxonomic list

    • vascular plants (Tracheophyta)

    Policy

    • indicators

    Geographic list

    • Flanders
    • United Kingdom

    Technological

    • modelling

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