Climate change or land use dynamics: do we know what climate change indicators indicate?

dc.contributor.authorClavero Pineda, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorVillero Pi, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorBrotons, Lluís
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-18T11:14:06Z
dc.date.available2020-06-18T11:14:06Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-21
dc.description.abstractDifferent components of global change can have interacting effects on biodiversity and this may influence our ability to detect the specific consequences of climate change through biodiversity indicators. Here, we analyze whether climate change indicators can be affected by land use dynamics that are not directly determined by climate change. To this aim, we analyzed three community-level indicators of climate change impacts that are based on the optimal thermal environment and average latitude of the distribution of bird species present at local communities. We used multiple regression models to relate the variation in climate change indicators to: i) environmental temperature; and ii) three landscape gradients reflecting important current land use change processes (land abandonment, fire impacts and urbanization), all of them having forest areas at their positive extremes. We found that, with few exceptions, landscape gradients determined the figures of climate change indicators as strongly as temperature. Bird communities in forest habitats had colder-dwelling bird species with more northern distributions than farmland, burnt or urban areas. Our results show that land use changes can reverse, hide or exacerbate our perception of climate change impacts when measured through community-level climate change indicators. We stress the need of an explicit incorporation of the interactions between climate change and land use dynamics to understand what are current climate change indicators indicating and be able to isolate real climate change impacts.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work has received financial support from the projects CGL2005-2000031/BOS, CGL2008-05506-C02-01/BOS and Consolider Montes CSD2008-00040 granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC). Partial funding was also provided by the Catalan Government grant SGR2009-531. LB benefited from a Ramón y Cajal contract and MC from a Juan de la Cierva contract, both funded by MEC.ca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018581
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/69055
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)ca_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MIECI//CGL2005-2000031%2FBOS/ES/ca_ES
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MICINN//CGL2008-05506-C02-01/ES/INTEGRACION DE LA DINAMICA DE PERTURBACION EN LA PREDICCION ESPECIAL DE LA BIODIVERSIDAD: EL CASO DE LAS AVES/ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofReproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0018581ca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofPLoS ONE, 2011, vol. 6, núm. 4, e18581ca_ES
dc.rightscc-by (c) Clavero Pineda, Miguel et al., 2011ca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectClimate changeca_ES
dc.subjectBirdsca_ES
dc.subjectLand useca_ES
dc.subjectForestsca_ES
dc.subjectBiodiversityca_ES
dc.titleClimate change or land use dynamics: do we know what climate change indicators indicate?ca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionca_ES
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