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dc.contributor.authorShoo, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorE. Williams, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorHero, Jean-Marc
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:08:12Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:08:12Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.date.modified2010-08-03T09:03:13Z
dc.identifier.issn14429985
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1442-9993.2006.01539.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/13834
dc.description.abstractGlobal climate warming is expected to cause systematic shifts in the distribution of species and consequently increase extinction risk. Conservation managers must be able to detect, measure and accurately predict range shifts in order to mitigate impacts on biodiversity. However, important responses to climate change may go unnoticed or be dismissed if we fail to collect sufficient baseline data and apply the most sensitive analytical tests. Here we use randomizations of a contemporary data set on rainforest birds of north-eastern Australia to quantify the sensitivity of three measures for assessing range shifts along altitudinal gradients. We find that smaller range shifts are detectable by analysing change in the mean altitude of presence records rather than upper or lower range boundaries. For a moderate survey effort of 96 surveys, measurements of change in the mean altitude of 34 species have the capacity to provide strong inference for a mean altitudinal range shift as small as 40 m across the species assemblage. We also show that range shifts measured at range boundaries can be potentially misleading when differences in sampling effort between contemporary and historical data sets are not taken into account.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Asia
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom22
dc.relation.ispartofpageto29
dc.relation.ispartofedition2006
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustral Ecology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume31
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHistory and Archaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode21
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode05
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode06
dc.titleDetecting climate change induced range shifts: where and how should we be looking?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.date.issued2006
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHero, Jean-Marc
gro.griffith.authorShoo, Lucas


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