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Decoupled land–sea biodiversity trends

A global analysis of biodiversity time series across temperate zones shows contrasting fingerprints of contemporary climate warming on species assemblages over land and sea. A net increase in the number of species is evident in the warmest temperate oceans but no systematic biodiversity trend is detected in the terrestrial realm.

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Fig. 1: Climate-induced effects on species assemblages differ between marine and terrestrial realms.


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Comte, L., Lenoir, J. Decoupled land–sea biodiversity trends. Nat Ecol Evol 4, 901–902 (2020).

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