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Nature and Farming: Links for July 2019


Ecosystems threatened: The Sixth Great Extinction

EcoWatch   Climate Change Is Making Animals Smaller

EcoWatch   Plant Extinction Is Happening 500x Faster Than Before the Industrial Revolution


WILEY/GCB   Rethinking false spring risk

Academic articles about terrestrial ecosystems

GCB   Legacies of more frequent drought in ponderosa pine across the western United States

GCB   The climatic drivers of primary Picea forest growth along the Carpathian arc are changing under rising temperatures

Global Change Biology   A global risk assessment of primates under climate and land use/cover scenarios

Global Change Biology   Projecting impacts of global climate and land‐use scenarios on plant biodiversity using compositional‐turnover modelling

Nature   Amazonian tree species threatened by deforestation and climate change

Nature   Global assessment of primate vulnerability to extreme climatic events

Nature   Shifting avian spatial regimes in a changing climate

Science Direct   Climate change leads to a doubling of turbidity in a rapidly expanding Tibetan lake

Wiley/GCB   Changes in timing of seasonal peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems

Wiley/GCB   Connectivity in coastal systems: Barrier island vegetation influences upland migration in a changing climate

Wiley/GCB   Differing climate and landscape effects on regional dryland vegetation responses during wet periods allude to future patterns

Oceanic ecosystems

Global Change Biology   Disentangling how climate change can affect an aquatic food web by combining multiple experimental approaches

Inside Climate News   Mass Die-Off of Puffins Raises More Fears About Arctic's Warming Climate

Wiley/GCB   Climate and fishing drive regime shifts in consumer‐mediated nutrient cycling in kelp forests

Wiley/GCB   Experimental evidence of gradual size‐dependent shifts in body size and growth of fish in response to warming

Xinhua   Crocodile attacks to rise as global warming takes hold: Aussie expert

Academic articles about oceanic ecosystems

GCB   Climate change impacts on mismatches between phytoplankton blooms and fish spawning phenology

GCB   Meta‐analysis reveals enhanced growth of marine harmful algae from temperate regions with warming and elevated CO2 levels

GCB   Phytoplankton decline in the eastern North Pacific transition zone associated with atmospheric blocking

GCB   Seabird nutrient subsidies alter patterns of algal abundance and fish biomass on coral reefs following a bleaching event

GCB   Thermal stress induces persistently altered coral reef fish assemblages

GCB  Subregional differences in groundfish distributional responses to anomalous ocean bottom temperatures in the northeast Pacific


Farming, fishing and food: Human food supply imperiled

ABC [Australia]   Carbon neutral livestock production — consumers want it and farmers say it is achievable

Bloomberg   Climate Change Is Coming for the $3.6 Billion Cognac Business

E&E News   As fish move north, 'things are getting weird out there'

Eco-Business   UN food body elects first Chinese head as climate crisis worsens

Guardian   Scotch on the rocks: distilleries fear climate crisis will endanger whisky production

JSTOR   Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes, They Can!

PhysOrg   Climate change is already affecting global food production—unequally

Treehugger   Wine has barely changed since Roman times, and that's a problem

Vox   The climate crisis and the end of the golden era of food choice

Wiley/GCB   Invited review: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, agriculture, and food—A case of shifting cultivation and history

Academic articles about farming, fishing and food

Climatic Change   Climate change impacts on the global potential geographical distribution of the agricultural invasive pest, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae)

GCB   Anthropogenic nitrogen enrichment enhances soil carbon accumulation by impacting saprotrophs rather than ectomycorrhizal fungal activity

GCB   Carbon dynamics, net primary productivity and human‐appropriated net primary productivity across a forest–cocoa farm landscape in West Africa

GCB   Response of maize biomass and soil water fluxes on elevated CO2 and drought – from field experiments to process‐based simulations

Nature   Shifting habitats expose fishing communities to risk under climate change

PLOS One   Vulnerability of the agricultural sector to climate change: The development of a pan-tropical Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessment to inform sub-national decision making

Wiley/GCB   Deep soil flipping increases carbon stocks of New Zealand grasslands

Wiley/GCB   Excessive rainfall leads to maize yield loss of a comparable magnitude to extreme drought in the United States

Wiley/GCB   Legumes regulate grassland soil N cycling and its response to variation in species diversity and N supply but not CO2

Photo Attributions

BannerPhoto by: Jillyspoon

Agriculture threatenedPhoto by: Diganta Talukdar

Ecosystems threatenedPhoto by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

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