Nature and Farming: Links for September 2019

Ecosystems threatened: The Sixth Great Extinction

Terrestrial ecosystems

 

Climate change outruns evolution, studies find | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Climate change will spark a baby boom of blue crabs. Then predators will relocate from the south and eat them. - The Washington Post

Cold-Climate Lizards May Face Extinction in 60 Years, Study Says - EcoWatch

Ethiopia bids to plant four billion trees in green push

Even more evidence that big animals help fight the climate crisis | Anthropocene

Hurricanes help aggressive spiders spread, study finds | The Independent

Mass starvation of reindeer linked to climate change and habitat loss

Mosquitoes carry proof of climate change to Crimea | World | The Times

Survey of U.S. forests ties tree-killing insects to climate change

The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon - CNN

Two Percent of All North Atlantic Right Whales Have Died in The Last Two Months

Wasps are shrinking in size and it may be because of climate change | New Scientist

When Does Weather Become Climate? - Eos

Academic articles about terrestrial ecosystems

A genome‐wide search for local adaptation in a terrestrial‐breeding frog reveals vulnerability to climate change - Cummins - 2019 - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

A mobilities perspective on migration in the context of environmental change - Wiegel - - Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change - Wiley Online Library

Biomineralization plasticity and environmental heterogeneity predict geographical resilience patterns of foundation species to future change - Telesca - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Contrasting consequences of climate change for migratory geese: Predation, density dependence and carryover effects offset benefits of high‐arctic warming - Layton‐Matthews - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Cryptic phenology in plants: Case studies, implications, and recommendations - Albert - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Diverging phenological responses of Arctic seabirds to an earlier spring - Descamps - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Multi‐model Analysis of Future Land‐use and Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Functioning - Krause - - Earth's Future - Wiley Online Library

Shortened temperature‐relevant period of spring leaf‐out in temperate‐zone trees - Fu - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Spatial heterogeneity in climate change effects decouples the long‐term dynamics of wild reindeer populations in the high Arctic - Hansen - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Oceanic ecosystems

Acidification diminishes diatom silica production in the Southern Ocean | Nature Climate Change

Climate change and overfishing increase neurotoxicant in marine predators | Nature

Fish communities diverge in species but converge in traits over three decades of warming - McLean - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Rapid Coral Decay Is Associated with Marine Heatwave Mortality Events on Reefs: Current Biology

Rising temperatures killed a third of Guam's coral reefs

Thousands of whales are dying. Scientists have run out of public beaches for the carcasses to rot

Tropical Corals Are Migrating Away from Warming Waters - Eos

Farming, fishing and food: Human food supply imperiled

7 Reasons why we are a step away from a global food crisis

Climate change could cause toxic mercury to accumulate in seafood, study warns | The Independent

Fight climate change by eating meat, Ottawa farmers say | CBC News

Scientists say farmers could grow their way out of climate crisis - CNN

We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report | Environment | The Guardian

Academic articles about farming, fishing and food

Accumulation of soil carbon under elevated CO2 unaffected by warming and drought - Dietzen - 2019 - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Climate change and variability impacts on grazing herds: Insights from a system dynamics approach for semi‐arid Australian rangelands - Godde - 2019 - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Fish communities diverge in species but converge in traits over three decades of warming - McLean - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Global warming promotes biological invasion of a honey bee pest - Cornelissen - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Newer and select maize, wheat, and rice varieties can help mitigate N footprint while producing more grain - Ying - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Response of maize biomass and soil water fluxes on elevated CO2 and drought—From field experiments to process‐based simulations - Kellner - 2019 - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Strong photosynthetic acclimation and enhanced water‐use efficiency in grassland functional groups persist over 21 years of CO2 enrichment, independent of nitrogen supply - Pastore - 2019 - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

Yield response of field‐grown soybean exposed to heat waves under current and elevated [CO2] - Thomey - - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

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