Navigation Links
Global warming threatens plant diversity
Date:3/23/2010

This release is available in German.

In the coming decades, climate change is set to produce worldwide changes in the living conditions for plants, whereby major regional differences may be expected to occur. Thus todays cool, moist regions could in future provide habitats for additional species, and in arid and hot regions the climatic prerequisites for a high degree of plant diversity will deteriorate. This is the conclusion reached in a new study by scientists at the Universities of Bonn, Gttingen and Yale, and published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society London. The study was funded by the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

Dr. Jan Henning Sommer of Bonn Universitys Nees Institute for Biodiversity of Plants asserts, "climate change could bring great confusion to the existing pattern of plant diversity, with scarcely predictable consequences for our ecosystems and mankind". The potential impact of climate change on global plant diversity has now, for the first time, been quantified and modeled on a regional basis. The researchers have investigated the numbers of plant species to be found in different regions under current climatic conditions, and the subsequent interrelationship they uncovered has now been applied to 18 different climate change scenarios for the year 2100.

However, the study does not permit any predictions regarding the degree to which the biodiversity of any given region will, in fact, adapt to new conditions or, in other words, whether additional species will migrate into favoured regions, or whether disadvantaged areas will in reality suffer mass losses of species. "That would be fortune-telling. The adaptability of species and their interactions in the ecosystem can, like human landuse, exert great influence on their distribution. T
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Jan Henning Sommer
hsommer@uni-bonn.de
49-228-732-125
University of Bonn
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Global Warming and the Habitability of Planet Earth, Sept. 26
2. Green skies: Engineers work may reduce jet travels role in global warming
3. Scientists in first global study of poison gas in the atmosphere
4. North Americas northernmost lake affected by global warming
5. IEEE-USA innovation forum will help prepare US tech leaders to prosper in a global marketplace
6. Majority of Americans want local action on global warming, says poll
7. International team of scientists warns of climate changes impact on global river flow
8. Changing the global dietary environment
9. Global deal fuels QUTs world-changing research
10. NIH hosts event to launch Council of Science Editors global theme issue
11. Agricultural soil erosion is not adding to global warming
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Global warming threatens plant diversity
(Date:4/17/2014)... that fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ... like persistent organic pollutants (POPs). , The ... University of Toronto Scarborough PhD student Matt Binnington ... levels of environmental contamination, a mother,s compliance with ... body influenced exposure in her children. , Their ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... A Kansas State University engineer has developed ... remotely detects improvised explosive devices. The same technique ... Dunn, the Steven M. and Kay L. Theede ... and nuclear engineering, and his research team have ... underground or in car trunks. The distance detection ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading ... impacting native honeybee populations at this time, according to ... including Nosema microsporidia and Varroa ... to these invasive pests, which suggests to us that ... and the United States currently are not necessary in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fish consumption advisories fail to cover all types of contaminants 2Patented research remotely detects nitrogen-rich explosives 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 2East African honeybees are safe from invasive pests… for now 3
... who are especially reactive to stress are more vulnerable ... than their peers. But a new longitudinal study suggests ... do well when they,re raised in supportive environments. ... Columbia, the University of California, San Francisco, and the ...
... scientists at Rice University have discovered a new technique ... with tiny explosions. The scientists used lasers to make ... on cancer cells, they found they could tune the ... visible but harmless or large bubbles that burst the ...
... conducted at the University of Maryland,s bat lab shows Egyptian ... sonar directly at it. Instead, they alternately point the sound ... by researchers from Maryland and the Weizmann Institute of Science ... to pinpoint the location of a target, but also makes ...
Cached Biology News:High sensitivity to stress isn't always bad for children 2Rice physicists kill cancer with 'nanobubbles' 2'Zen' bats hit their target by not aiming at it 2'Zen' bats hit their target by not aiming at it 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... and SAN JOSE, California , ... biotechnology company developing antibody-drug conjugates for cancer, today announced the ... of Directors. Dr Reynolds has over 20 years, development experience ... Officer at Seattle Genetics. "I am delighted to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014 More than 5 million ... 1 in 3 seniors will die with Alzheimer’s or ... jaw-dropping figures have shocked many Americans into looking for ... prevent these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. Jonathan Weisman, president ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 2013 was a ... Brain State Technologies®. They saw continued independent research led ... who were awarded a $1 million grant from the ... “Brain and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 , Time: 6 p.m. ... Road, Warrington, Pa. , Details: The Hepatitis B ... a cure for hepatitis B and improving the quality of ... Ball on Friday, April 11 at Warrington Country Club in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 2Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2
... love this provider of really useful, reliable, and not to mention ... fact came to light a few weeks ago when the Internet ... gourmet chefs to prepare meals (free to employees) for its brainy ... will soon be leaving to start a chain of natural foods ...
... all the time. A company hires an independent computer programmer ... uses to run an important part of its business. All ... ,Even when there is a written contract, the specifics of ... not addressed. , ,Years later (perhaps as a result of ...
... Wis. -- Researchers at the USDA Forest Service ... agencies and the pulp and paper industry in an ... of the paper commonly used in business and government ... , ,The federal government annually buys some 500,000 tons ...
Cached Biology Technology:Is Google's cafeteria a competitive weapon? 2Is Google's cafeteria a competitive weapon? 3Is Google's cafeteria a competitive weapon? 4Who owns software developed for your company? 2Who owns software developed for your company? 3Who owns software developed for your company? 4Reducing brightness to make a better paper 2Reducing brightness to make a better paper 3
... Ion Trap Time of Flight Mass Analyzer for superior sensitivity, mass ... 100 - 25,000 m/z, * Precursor ion selection range: 150 - ... accuracy: 5 ppm with internal reference, * Dynamic range: 4 orders ... ...
... Yeast Display Vector is specifically designed to ... surface of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Displayed proteins can ... with known or putative ligands. pYD1 uses ... of two domains, Aga1 and Aga2, to ...
... pleiotropic cytokine produced by activated T cells, ... the growth of some tumour and normal ... Kaposis sarcoma cell proliferation, cytokine release from ... expression on hepatoma cells. Mouse OSM was ...
Mouse polyclonal antibody to BTAF1 - BTAF1 RNA polymerase II, B-TFIID transcription factor-associated, 170kDa (Mot1 homolog, S. cerevisiae)...
Biology Products: