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Climate change impacts on non-human primates: What have we modelled and what do we do now?

Winder, I. C., Mace, B. and Korstjens, A. H., 2023. Climate change impacts on non-human primates: What have we modelled and what do we do now? In: McKinney, T., Waters, S. and Rodrigues, M. A., eds. Primates in anthropogenic landscapes: exploring primate behavioural flexibility across human contexts. Cham: Springer Nature, 83-100.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-11736-7_6


Climate change will be a key influence on primates in the twenty-first century, potentially exacerbating the effects of habitat loss and anthropogenic activities to drive vulnerable species closer to extinction. There are many ways to assess species’ vulnerability to climate change, including modelling approaches of three main types: trait-based models, species distribution models and mechanistic models. In this chapter, we survey the literature on climate change models as applied to primates, including the type(s) of model made and the predictions obtained. Most primate genera (62 of 80) have been subject to ecological modelling, though there are no future projections for lemurs and no palaeoclimate models for lorises, tarsiers or platyrrhines. Maximum entropy methods predominate even though direct comparisons have shown that these tend to predict more severe habitat losses when used uncritically. Most of the taxa modelled to date have been predicted substantial habitat losses by 2100, with significant variation within each taxonomic group.

Item Type:Book Section
Number of Pages:362
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate change; modelling; anthropogenic impacts; ecological niches; conservation; habitat loss; distributions; species distribution model
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:36978
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 May 2022 12:04
Last Modified:25 Jan 2023 12:43


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