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Expert Opinion on #extinction Risk and #climate Change Adaptation for Biodiversity

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers
Expert opinion on #extinction risk and #climate change adaptation for biodiversity

Respondents were asked “In your opinion, what percentage of non-microbial species will be committed to extinction solely due to climate change in the absence of other causes within the next 100 years?” (gray bars) and “In your opinion, what percentage of non-microbial species will be committed to extinction due to a combined effect of climate change and other causes within the next 100 years?” (white bars).

RT @bjenquist: Expert opinion on extinction risk and climate change adaptation for biodiversity http://t.co/1UqJba8LJs. Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.elementascience.org

GR:  According to the authors of this article, “most experts are open to the potential benefits of managed relocation but are concerned about unintended harmful consequences, particularly putting non-target species at risk of extinction.” The problem is that we know so little about ecosystems and species interactions that we can’t predict the consequences of a relocation. Even the most basic knowledge, which other (non-target) species are present, is absent for virtually all prospective relocation sites.


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