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Patterns and biases in climate change research on amphibians and reptiles : a systematic review [Proceedings of the Royal Society B]

Keywords : amphibia, climate change, bias, Linnean shortfall, reptilia, Wallacean shortfall

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Climate change probably has severe impacts on animal populations, but demonstrating a causal link can be difficult because of potential influences by additional factors. Assessing global impacts of climate change effects may also be hampered by narrow taxonomic and geographical research foci. We review studies on the effects of climate change on populations of amphibians and reptiles to assess climate change effects and potential biases associated with the body of work that has been conducted within the last decade. We use data from 104 studies regarding the effect of climate on 313 species, from 464 species–study combinations. Climate change effects were reported in 65% of studies.(...)

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