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dc.contributor.authorBeyer, Robert
dc.contributor.authorManica, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-28T16:47:01Z
dc.date.available2022-01-28T16:47:01Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-15
dc.identifier.issn2076-2615
dc.identifier.other34944335
dc.identifier.otherPMC8698007
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333317
dc.description.abstractAnthropogenic land use and climate change in the Industrial age have had substantial impacts on the geographic ranges of the world's terrestrial animal species. How do these impacts compare against those in the millennia preceding the Industrial era? Here, we combine reconstructions of global climate and land use from 6000 BCE to 1850 CE with empirical data on the spatial distributions and habitat requirements of 16,919 mammal, bird, and amphibian species to estimate changes in their range sizes through time. We find that land use had only a small, yet almost entirely negative impact during most of the study period, whilst natural climatic variability led to some range expansions and contractions; but, overall it had a small impact on the majority of species. Our results provide a baseline for comparison with studies of range changes during the Industrial period, demonstrating that contemporary rates of range loss exceed the magnitude of range changes seen over many thousands of years prior to the Industrial period by an alarming extent.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherMDPI AG
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.sourcenlmid: 101635614
dc.sourceessn: 2076-2615
dc.subjectBiodiversity
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectClimate change
dc.subjectLand use
dc.subjectpalaeoclimate
dc.subjectRange Shifts
dc.titleRange Sizes of the World's Mammals, Birds, and Amphibians from the Mid-Holocene to the Industrial Period.
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2022-01-28T16:46:58Z
prism.issueIdentifier12
prism.publicationNameAnimals (Basel)
prism.volume11
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.80740
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3390/ani11123561
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidManica, Andrea [0000-0003-1895-450X]
dc.identifier.eissn2076-2615
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (647787)
cam.issuedOnline2021-12-15


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