Moving forward in global-change ecology: capitalizing on natural variability (pages 170–181)
Inés Ibáñez, Elise S. Gornish, Lauren Buckley, Diane M. Debinski, Jessica Hellmann, Brian Helmuth, Janneke HilleRisLambers, Andrew M. Latimer, Abraham J. Miller-Rushing and Maria Uriarte
Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ece3.433
In this manuscript, we describe several underutilized approaches and techniques to address the study of short-term species and ecosystem responses to climate change and highlight why these approaches are particularly valuable for generating information relevant for conservation practices and predictive models. These methods optimize the use of available information and can improve the reliability of our predictions by better exploring the range of potential outcomes of species and ecosystem responses to climate change.