Assessing Climate Change Induced Turnover in Bird Communities Using Climatically Analogous Regions

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dc.identifier.uri Sybertz, Janine Reich, Michael 2015-08-03T13:49:17Z 2015-08-03T13:49:17Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Sybertz, Janine; Reich, Michael: Assessing Climate Change Induced Turnover in Bird Communities Using Climatically Analogous Regions. In: Diversity 7 (2015), Nr. 1, S. 36-59. DOI:
dc.description.abstract It is crucial to define and quantify possible impacts of climate change on wildlife in order to be able to pre-adapt management strategies for nature conservation. Thus, it is necessary to assess which species might be affected by climatic changes, especially at the regional scale. We present a novel approach to estimate possible climate change induced turnovers in bird communities and apply this method to Lüneburg Heath, a region in northern Germany. By comparing species pools of future climatically analogous regions situated in France with the Lüneburg Heath species pool, we detected possible trends for alterations within the regional bird community in the course of climate change. These analyses showed that the majority of bird species in Lüneburg Heath will probably be able to tolerate the projected future climate conditions, but that bird species richness, in general, may decline. Species that might leave the community were often significantly associated with inland wetland habitats, but the proportion of inland wetlands within the regions had a significant influence on the magnitude of this effect. Our results suggest that conservation efforts in wetlands have to be strengthened in light of climate change because many species are, in principle, able to tolerate future climate conditions if sufficient habitat is available. eng
dc.description.sponsorship DFG
dc.description.sponsorship Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony/KLIFF
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher Basel : MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Diversity 7 (2015), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.subject breeding birds eng
dc.subject analogous climates eng
dc.subject climate change projections eng
dc.subject nature conservation eng
dc.subject Lüneburg Heath eng
dc.subject Lüneburger Heide ger
dc.subject Brutvögel ger
dc.subject Klimawandel ger
dc.subject.classification Klimaänderung ger
dc.subject.classification Brutvögel ger
dc.subject.classification Lüneburger Heide ger
dc.subject.ddc 550 | Geowissenschaften
dc.subject.ddc 570 | Biowissenschaften, Biologie
dc.subject.ddc 590 | Tiere (Zoologie)
dc.title Assessing Climate Change Induced Turnover in Bird Communities Using Climatically Analogous Regions eng
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 1424-2818
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