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Climate change and the ecologist

Nature volume 448, pages 550552 (02 August 2007) | Download Citation

The evidence for rapid climate change now seems overwhelming. Global temperatures are predicted to rise by up to 4 °C by 2100, with associated alterations in precipitation patterns. Assessing the consequences for biodiversity, and how they might be mitigated, is a Grand Challenge in ecology.

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  1. Wilfried Thuiller is at the Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, UMR-CNRS 5553, Université J. Fourier, BP 53, 38041 Grenoble Cedex 9, France.

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