Whole Demography Special Issue Open Access
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A king protea (Protea cynaroides) growing on the slopes of Table Mountain, South Africa. Proteaceae are threatened by habitat transformation and possibly climate change across the Cape Floristic Region. The paper by Merow et al. in this issue uses integral projection models to explore how protea demographic processes vary across the region to learn how climate change could affect them. Photo by Adam M. Wilson.
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A martagon lis (Lilium martagon) is a relatively widespread species extending from French Alps to northern Asia. The paper by Thuiller et al. In this issue investigate how plant species of the French Alps will respond to future climate and land use change. Photo by Wilfried Thuiller.
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A moss campion (Silene acaulis) growing on the slope of the European Alps. Cushion plants are well-adapted species to harsh alpine conditions. The moss campion is a perennial plant specialist of cold winter. The paper by Thuiller et al. in this issue investigate how plant species of the French Alps will respond to future climate and land use change. Photo by Wilfried Thuiller.
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The phylogenetic tree of the entire French Alps flora at the genus level. The paper by Thuiller et al. in this issue investigate how plant species of the French Alps will respond to future climate and land use change and how it will influence the spatial distribution of phylogenetic diversity. Photo by Cristina Roquet.
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The Haute Romanche valley is a good example of the large diversity of habitats found in the Ecrins National Park, which is the consequence of abrupt changes in elevation and different land uses. The paper by Boulangeat et al. in this issue explores the combined effects of climate and land-use changes on the response of the vegetation and its functional diversity in this alpine protected area. Photo by Isabelle Boulangeat.Download high resolution file: ecog_issue_information.pdf