Climate change and species interactions
The current biodiversity crisis that affects the interactions and the distributions of species is a result of climate change. These species interactions are known as the ‘web of life’ and secure the transfer of energy and nutrients through the entire food chain, providing the basis of ecosystem services. The EU-funded ClimateWeb project intends to estimate the impact of climate change on the web of life and the ecosystem services provided by species interactions, aiming to contribute to the setting of conservation priorities. By applying innovative methods, it will estimate the climate change effects on different interaction types, the role that biogeography and the local ecological context play in forecasting the future of species, and the connection between climate change and the phylogenetic diversity of communities.
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