Do species’ traits predict recent shifts at expanding range edges?

thumbnail photo of a small bird perched on a tree branch Some species are moving farther and faster in response to climate change. The challenge is in predicting these range shifts to inform assessment and conservation efforts.

Do species’ traits predict recent shifts at expanding range edges?
A.L. Angert, L.G. Crozier, L.J. Rissler, S.E. Gilman, J.J. Tewksbury, A.J. Chunco
Ecology Letters (May 2011)

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Posted on May 13, 2011