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Shifting aspect or elevation? The climate change response of ectotherms in a complex mountain topography

  • Climate change is expected to cause mountain species to shift their ranges to higher elevations. Due to the decreasing amounts of habitats with increasing elevation, such shifts are likely to increase their extinction risk. Heterogeneous mountain topography, however, may reduce this risk by providing microclimatic conditions that can buffer macroclimatic warming or provide nearby refugia. As aspect strongly influences the local microclimate, we here assess whether shifts from warm south-exposed aspects to cool north-exposed aspects in response to climate change can compensate for an upward shift into cooler elevations.

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Author:Stephan FeldmeierORCiD, Benedikt R. SchmidtORCiD, Niklaus E. ZimmermannORCiD, Michael Veith, Gentile Francesco FicetolaORCiD, Stefan LöttersORCiD
Parent Title (English):Diversity and Distributions
Place of publication:Hoboken
Document Type:Article
Date of completion:2020/07/17
Date of publication:2020/07/17
Publishing institution:Universität Trier
Contributing corporation:The publication was funded by the Open Access Fund of Universität Trier and the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Release Date:2021/09/03
Tag:Switzerland; climate change; ectotherms; microrefugia; mountain topography
GND Keyword:Anpassung; Anthropogene Klimaänderung; Modellierung; Schweizer Alpen; Wechselwarme
Number of pages:13
First page:1483
Last page:1495
Institutes:Fachbereich 6 / Raum- und Umweltwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte / 900 Geschichte und Geografie
Licence (German):License LogoCC BY: Creative-Commons-Lizenz 4.0 International

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