climate change

Global buffering of temperatures under forest canopies

Macroclimate warming is often assumed to occur within forests despite the potential for tree cover to modify microclimates. Here, using paired measurements, we compared the temperatures under the canopy versus in the open at 98 sites across 5 …

Niche estimation above and below the species level

Ecological niches reflect not only adaptation to local circumstances but also the tendency of related lineages to share environmental tolerances. As a result, information on phylogenetic relationships has underappreciated potential to inform …

Asymmetry in marginal population performance foreshadows widespread species range shifts

While current climate change is altering the distribution of species worldwide1, a poor understanding of the mechanisms involved limits our ability to predict future range dynamics. Range shifts are expected to occur when populations at one range …

Cracking the code of biodiversity responses to past climate change

How individual species and entire ecosystems will respond to future climate change are among the most pressing questions facing ecologists. Past biodiversity dynamics recorded in the paleoecological archives show a broad array of responses, yet …

Análisis de la producción de corcho en 6 municipios del Parque Natural Los Alcornocales (Cádiz-Málaga) durante los últimos 30 años (1985-2014)

A pesar de la importancia económica y ecológica del corcho y los bosques de alcornocal, existe muy poca información sobre la producción de corcho en distintas regiones y su tendencia temporal. Fenómenos como el cambio climático y la seca del …

Forest dynamics and climate change

Climate change, microclimates, and forest dynamics.

aemet: R interface to AEMET API

aire: calidad del aire en Andalucía

Pliocene-Pleistocene ecological niche evolution shapes the phylogeography of a Mediterranean plant group

Estimating species ability to adapt to environmental changes is crucial to understand their past and future response to climate change. The Mediterranean Basin has experienced remarkable climatic changes since the Miocene, which have greatly …

Light accelerates plant responses to warming

Competition for light has profound effects on plant performance in virtually all terrestrial ecosystems. Nowhere is this more evident than in forests, where trees create environmental heterogeneity that shapes the dynamics of forest-floor …