Johnson, K. G., Brooks, S. J., Fenberg, P. B., James, K. E., Glover, A. G., Lister, A. M., Michel, E., Spencer, M., Todd, J. A., Valsami-Jones, E., Young, J. and Stewart, J. R., 2011. Climate change and biosphere response: unlocking the collections vault. BioScience, 61 (2), pp. 147-153.
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Natural history collections (NHCs) are an important source of the long-term data that are needed to understand how biota respond to ongoing anthropogenic climate change. This includes taxon occurrence data for ecological modeling as well as information that can be used to reconstruct mechanisms through which biota respond to changing climates. The full potential of NHCs for climate change research cannot be fully realized until high-quality data sets are conveniently accessible for research use. This will require a strategic realignment for NHC-holders to complement their existing taxonomic and systematic focus and the development of strong partnerships between NHC-holders and global change biologists to increase the quality and quantity of information available for climate change research.
|Subjects:||Science > Biology and Botany|
Science > Earth Sciences
Geography and Environmental Studies
|Group:||School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Conservation, Ecology and Environmental Change|
|Deposited By:||Dr John R. Stewart|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2011 14:50|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:41|
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