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Microclimate alters the picture

The speed at which terrestrial organisms are shifting their ranges in response to climate is consistently lower than that predicted by models. However, the use of microclimate-based, rather than macroclimate-based, predictions virtually eliminates these discrepancies.

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Fig. 1: The influence of microclimate.


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Lembrechts, J.J. Microclimate alters the picture. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 423–424 (2023).

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