Assessing effects of global change by geographical analysis of population-level persistence data

Principal Investigators:

Camille Parmesan

I have developed an extensive dataset on extinctions of populations of Edith's checkerspot butterfly throughout this species' range from Mexico to Canada. A significant latitudinal trend in extinctions appears to support predictions of northward range movement from global warming scenarios. However, such a conclusion is premature in the absence of information on latitudinal gradients of other ecological factors independent of climate. Spatially-explicit analyses, via a GIS, of a series such factors, as well as specific climatic variables, are... more

Participants and Meetings


Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow1st June 1996—31st March 1999Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Camille Parmesanparmesan@mail.utexas.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Easterling, David; Meehl, Gerald A.; Parmesan, Camille; Changnon, Stanley A.; Karl, Thomas R.; Mearns, Linda. 2000. Climate extremes: Observations, modeling, and impacts. Science. Vol: 289. Pages 2068-2074.
Journal Article Parmesan, Camille. 1996. Climate and species' range. Nature. Vol: 382. Pages 765-766.
Report or White Paper Parmesan, Camille. 1998. Progress report on assessing effects of global change by geographical analysis of population-level persistence data. (Online version)
Journal Article Parmesan, Camille; Ryrholm, N.; Stefanescu, C.; Hill, Jane; Thomas, Chris D.; Descimon, H.; Huntley, Brian; Kaila, L.; Kullberg, J.; Tammaru, T.; Tennet, John; Thomas, Jeremy A.; Warren, M. 1999. Poleward shifts in geographical ranges of butterfly species associated with regional warming. Nature. Vol: 399. Pages 579-583.
Journal Article Parmesan, Camille; Root, Terry; Willig, Michael R. 2000. Impacts of extreme weather and climate on terrestrial biota. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Vol: 81(3). Pages 443-450.
"Assessing effects of global change by geographical analysis of population-level persistence data" is project ID: 2238