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Range contraction to a higher elevation: the likely future of the montane vegetation in South Africa and Lesotho
Global climate change is a major challenge for the future with serious potential impacts on biodiversity. Biodiversity in mountains is particularly vulnerable as many montane species are adapted to narrow microhabitats, ...
Thermoregulatory traits combine with range shifts to alter the future of montane ant assemblages
(John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2019)
Predicting and understanding the biological response to future climate change is a pressing challenge for humanity. In the 21st century, many species will move into higher latitudes and higher elevations as the climate ...
Low levels of intraspecific trait variation in a keystone invertebrate group
The trait-based approach to ecology promises to provide a mechanistic understanding of species distributions and ecosystem functioning. Typically, trait analyses focus on average species trait values and assume that ...
The historical distribution of megaherbivores does not determine the distribution of megafaunal fruit in southern Africa
Large specialized fruit (megafaunal fruit) have evolved alongside megaherbivores to take advantage of their unparalleled seed dispersal service. Megaherbivores were widespread and abundant in the Pleistocene but due to ...