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Identifying vulnerable species and climate change

13 June 2013

Professor Georgina Mace, Director of CBER, has co-authoured a paper which identifies species which are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. 

The paper entitled 'Identifying the World's Most Climate Change Vulnerable Species: A Systematic Trait-Based Assessment of all Birds, Amphibians and Corals' has been published in PLOS ONE.

Map highlighting vulnerable species

Fig. 1 - Map highlighting vulnerable species

Full details of the article can be found below:

Authors:
Wendy B. Foden, Vineet Katariya, Adrian F. Hughes Global Species Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Wendy B. Foden Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Stuart H. M. Butchart Science, BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Simon N. Stuart Species Survival Commission, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

Simon N. Stuart United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Simon N. Stuart Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Simon N. Stuart Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Jean-Christophe Vié, Ariadne Angulo Global Species Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland

H. Resit Akçakaya Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States of America

Lyndon M. DeVantier Noosaville, Queensland, Australia

Alexander Gutsche Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, Berlin, Germany

Emre Turak Cormec, Cergy, France 

Emre Turak Catchment to Reef Research Group, Centre for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Long Cao Department of Earth Sciences, ZheJiang University, Hangzhou, China

Simon D. Donner Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Rodolphe Bernard Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Robert A. Holland Centre for Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Susannah E. O’Hanlon Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Stephen T. Garnett Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Çagan H. Şekercioğlu Department of Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Georgina M. Mace Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, London, United Kingdom


Citation:
Foden WB, Butchart SHM, Stuart SN, Vié J-C, Akçakaya HR, et al. (2013) Identifying the World's Most Climate Change Vulnerable Species: A Systematic Trait-Based Assessment of all Birds, Amphibians and Corals. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65427. 


DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0065427

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