Integrating physiology, dispersal and land‐use to project species ranges under climate change
Technische Universität München, Germany
How species change their geographic ranges in response to changing climatic conditions is one of the major questions in current ecological and biogeographic research. A key opportunity to achieve progress in addressing this question is to integrate knowledge, data, and methods from different disciplines. Furthermore, projecting climate-driven shifts of species distributions needs to consider the landscape context of available habitats, for which anthropogenic land-use change is a key factor. Here, I will present and discuss different avenues of how to integrate data on the physiological and dispersal capacities of species as well as on land-use change for better projections of species ranges under climate change. I will do this from a macroecological perspective, i.e. studying multiple species and/or large spatial scales.