First citation to our letter in Nature Climate Change: can we use a simple indicator to assess community responses to climate?

Google Scholar informed me today that our commentary in Nature Climate Change about the complexities involved in assessing community responses to climate change just got its first citation, six months after being published. The authors of the new article (in press in Ecography) fully got the point by concluding that “CTI variation is not only a simple reflection of species’ thermal preferences but also integrates non-climatic ecological processes involved in community assembly (Rodríguez-Sánchez et al. 2012, Lindström et al. in press). Processes such as species dispersal, biotic interactions and local adaptation could all influence the CTI (Rodríguez-Sánchez et al. 2012, Wisz et al. 2012), and further investigation will be required to incorporate them within this framework”.

Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez
Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez

Computational Ecologist & Data Scientist.