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Nature and Farming: Links for June 2019


Ecosystems threatened: The Sixth Great Extinction

ABC [Australia]   Calls for urgent climate change action as species in the world's oldest forest disappear

Cool Green Science   Can Migrating Birds Adapt To Climate Change?

EOS   Leaping Global Temperatures Make Frog Disease Deadlier

The Conservation   Tragic tale of a ‘man-eating’ tigress tells us so much about the climate crisis

The Conversation    Climate change is putting even resilient and adaptable animals like baboons at risk

Yale   Living shorelines: How salt marshes help protect coastlines

Yale   Springs are arriving earlier, but New England’s woodland wildflowers are slow to catch on

Oceanic Ecosystems

Anthropocene   Cold-blooded sea-life living on the edge in a warming world

CBS   Great white shark tracked in Long Island Sound for "first time ever"

Guardian   Climate change damage to Queensland's world heritage rainforest 'as bad as Great Barrier Reef'

Guardian   Right whale population decline linked to ocean warming, research says

Guardian   Very fishy: warming oceans linked to rise in tropical species in New Zealand waters

Hakai Magazine   Midnight Sun Could Keep Predatory Fish Out of the Arctic

Live Science   Octopuses May Go Blind As Climate Change Sucks Oxygen Out of the Ocean

NPR   At Baltimore's National Aquarium, Climate Change Presents Challenges Inside And Out

Academic articles about terrestrial ecosystems


Climatic Change   Assessing the impacts of climate change on biodiversity: is below 2 °C enough?

Global Change Biology   Latitudinal variation in soil nematode communities under climate warming‐related range‐expanding and native plants

IOP Science/Environmental Research Letters   Change of vegetation cover in the US–Mexico border region: illegal activities or climatic variability?

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

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Anticipating global terrestrial ecosystem state change using FLUXNET

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Changes in timing of seasonal peak photosynthetic activity in northern ecosystems

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Climate change reduces resilience to fire in subalpine rainforests

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

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Daylength helps temperate deciduous trees to leaf‐out at the optimal time

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Different metrics of thermal acclimation yield similar effects of latitude, acclimation duration, and body mass on acclimation capacities

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Divergent long‐term trends and inter‐annual variation in ecosystem resource use efficiencies of a southern boreal old black spruce forest 1999‐2017

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Effects of historic and projected climate change on the range and impacts of an emerging wildlife disease

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

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Extreme heterogeneity of population response to climatic variation and the limits of prediction

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Integrating mechanistic and correlative niche models to unravel range‐limiting processes in a temperate amphibian

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Light and nutrient control phytoplankton biomass responses to global change in northern lakes

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Local snow melt and temperature—but not regional sea ice—explain variation in spring phenology in coastal Arctic tundra

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Plant phenology and global climate change: Current progresses and challenges

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

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Rethinking false spring risk

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Spatial early warning signals for impending regime shifts: A practical framework for application in real‐world landscapes

Academic articles about oceanic ecosystems

ABC [Australia}   Coral bleaching event underway in French Polynesia despite no El Nino

Global Change Biology   Climate change, biological invasions, and the shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes: A large‐scale survey based on local ecological knowledge

Global Change Biology   Climate change, biological invasions, and the shifting distribution of Mediterranean fishes: A large‐scale survey based on local ecological knowledge

Wiley/AGU100/Geophysical Research Letters   Strong intensification of the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone in response to Arabian Gulf warming

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Company matters: The presence of other genotypes alters traits and intraspecific selection in an Arctic diatom under climate change

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Sub‐regional differences in groundfish distributional responses to anomalous ocean bottom temperatures in the northeast Pacific


Farming, fishing and food: Human food supply imperiled

ABC News   Food or energy? The battle over the future of Australia's prime agricultural land

BBC News   Climate change being fuelled by soil damage - report

Christian Science Monitor   As southern Spain dries up, its farmers get inventive

Daily Mail   Outback farmers lead charge as climate heats up Aussie election

DW   Riesling wine, holding out between pesticides and climate change

Eco-Business   Crops at risk from changing climate

Farm Weekly   Climate modelling to cost agriculture

Guardian   'It's a groundswell': the farmers fighting to save the Earth's soil

iNews   Why the world faces significant banana shortages

NOAA   Climate & Coffee

Science   Vanishing Bering Sea ice threatens one of the richest U.S. seafood sources

Academic articles about farming, fishing and food

Global Change Biology   A critical review of the impacts of cover crops on nitrogen leaching, net greenhouse gas balance and crop productivity

Global Change Biology   Climate and fishing drive regime shifts in consumer‐mediated nutrient cycling in kelp forests

Global Change Biology   Responses of soil carbon sequestration to climate‐smart agriculture practices: A meta‐analysis

IP Science/Environmental Research Letters   The effects of climate extremes on global agricultural yields

Nature   Effects of warming climate and competition in the ocean for life-histories of Pacific salmon

Nature   Effects of warming climate and competition in the ocean for life-histories of Pacific salmon


Wiley/Global Change Biology   Climate change and variability impacts on grazing herds: Insights from a system dynamics approach for semi‐arid Australian rangelands

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Dissecting the nonlinear response of maize yield to high temperature stress with model‐data integration

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

Wiley/Global Change Biology   Large‐scale distribution of tuna species in a warming ocean

Wiley/Global Change Biology   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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