Biotic Response to Climatic Change
Published Online: 22 JAN 2002
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Brenchley, P. J. 2002. Biotic Response to Climatic Change. eLS. .
- Published Online: 22 JAN 2002
The present distribution of organisms is broadly related to climate. Past changes in climate, on both long- and short-term time scales, have commonly resulted in shifts in biotic distribution, but in extreme cases they have caused major episodes of extinction.