Global Change Biology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited by: Steve Long

Impact Factor: 8.444

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 1/49 (Biodiversity Conservation); 4/225 (Environmental Sciences); 6/150 (Ecology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2486

Associated Title(s): GCB Bioenergy

  1. Primary Research Articles

    1. Identifying the microbial taxa that consistently respond to soil warming across time and space

      Angela M. Oliverio, Mark A. Bradford and Noah Fierer

      Version of Record online: 28 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13557

    2. Woodland expansion in South African grassy biomes based on satellite observations (1990–2013): general patterns and potential drivers

      Andrew L. Skowno, Mark W. Thompson, Jens Hiestermann, Brad Ripley, Adam G. West and William J. Bond

      Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13529

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    3. Forests growing under dry conditions have higher hydrological resilience to drought than do more humid forests

      David Helman, Itamar M. Lensky, Dan Yakir and Yagil Osem

      Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13551

  2. Opinion

    1. The muddle of ages, turnover, transit, and residence times in the carbon cycle

      Carlos A. Sierra, Markus Müller, Holger Metzler, Stefano Manzoni and Susan E. Trumbore

      Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13556

  3. Primary Research Articles

    1. Predator diversity and environmental change modify the strengths of trophic and nontrophic interactions

      Arnaud Sentis, Charlène Gémard, Baptiste Jaugeon and David S. Boukal

      Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13560

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      Climate-related changes of soil characteristics affect bacterial community composition and function of high altitude and latitude lakes

      Carina Rofner, Hannes Peter, Núria Catalán, Fabian Drewes, Ruben Sommaruga and María Teresa Pérez

      Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13545

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      Climate change affects lake catchment characteristics including soil run-off composition. This work shows that the origin of soil source (i.e., from above or below the treeline) is a major factor structuring bacterial community composition of oligotrophic lakes at high altitude and latitude regions. Further, it shows that changes in soil-derived organic matter can alleviate bacterial phosphorus limitation and potentially have major effects on the carbon and phosphorus cycling in lakes.

    3. Response of Sierra Nevada forests to projected climate–wildfire interactions

      Shuang Liang, Matthew D. Hurteau and Anthony LeRoy Westerling

      Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13544

  4. Opinion

  5. Editorial Commentary

    1. Agricultural intensification and drought frequency increases may have landscape-level consequences for ephemeral ecosystems

      Tatenda Dalu, Ryan J. Wasserman and Mwazvita T. B. Dalu

      Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13549

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      Ephemeral wetlands in arid regions are often degraded or destroyed through poor land-use practice long before they are ever studied or prioritized for conservation. Climate change will likely also have implications for these ecosystems given forecast changes in rainfall patterns in many arid environments. Here, we present a conceptual diagram showing typical and modified ephemeral wetlands in agricultural landscapes and how modification impacts on species diversity and composition.

  6. Primary Research Articles

    1. Responses of arthropod populations to warming depend on latitude: evidence from urban heat islands

      Elsa Youngsteadt, Andrew F. Ernst, Robert R. Dunn and Steven D. Frank

      Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13550

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      Decreasing, not increasing, leaf area will raise crop yields under global atmospheric change

      Venkatraman Srinivasan, Praveen Kumar and Stephen P. Long

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13526

  7. Technical Advance

    1. Integrated population modeling reveals the impact of climate on the survival of juvenile emperor penguins

      Fitsum Abadi, Christophe Barbraud and Olivier Gimenez

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13538

  8. Primary Research Articles

    1. An invasive wetland grass primes deep soil carbon pools

      Blanca Bernal, J. Patrick Megonigal and Thomas J. Mozdzer

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13539

    2. The competitive status of trees determines their responsiveness to increasing atmospheric humidity – a climate trend predicted for northern latitudes

      Arvo Tullus, Priit Kupper, Ants Kaasik, Hardi Tullus, Krista Lõhmus, Anu Sõber and Arne Sellin

      Version of Record online: 17 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13540

    3. Threshold loss of discontinuous permafrost and landscape evolution

      Laura Chasmer and Chris Hopkinson

      Version of Record online: 16 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13537

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      Results indicate that a threshold shift to increased permafrost loss occurred following the severe ENSO of 1997/1998. Hydro-climate data indicate significant changes in the timing and amount of snow accumulation, shift warmer air temperatures, and coincident increase in areal run-off after 1998. Morphological changes in permafrost area are demonstrated using multitemporal airborne Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) and optical image analogues. Woody vegetation growth in wetlands and tree mortality at thawing plateau/wetland boundaries may be indicative of a tipping point in drainage efficiency and landscape evolution if permafrost loss continues.

    4. A synthesis of radial growth patterns preceding tree mortality

      Maxime Cailleret, Steven Jansen, Elisabeth M. R. Robert, Lucía Desoto, Tuomas Aakala, Joseph A. Antos, Barbara Beikircher, Christof Bigler, Harald Bugmann, Marco Caccianiga, Vojtěch Čada, Jesus J. Camarero, Paolo Cherubini, Hervé Cochard, Marie R. Coyea, Katarina Čufar, Adrian J. Das, Hendrik Davi, Sylvain Delzon, Michael Dorman, Guillermo Gea-Izquierdo, Sten Gillner, Laurel J. Haavik, Henrik Hartmann, Ana-Maria Hereş, Kevin R. Hultine, Pavel Janda, Jeffrey M. Kane, Vyacheslav I. Kharuk, Thomas Kitzberger, Tamir Klein, Koen Kramer, Frederic Lens, Tom Levanic, Juan C. Linares Calderon, Francisco Lloret, Raquel Lobo-Do-Vale, Fabio Lombardi, Rosana López Rodríguez, Harri Mäkinen, Stefan Mayr, Ilona Mészáros, Juha M. Metsaranta, Francesco Minunno, Walter Oberhuber, Andreas Papadopoulos, Mikko Peltoniemi, Any M. Petritan, Brigitte Rohner, Gabriel Sangüesa-Barreda, Dimitrios Sarris, Jeremy M. Smith, Amanda B. Stan, Frank Sterck, Dejan B. Stojanović, Maria L. Suarez, Miroslav Svoboda, Roberto Tognetti, José M. Torres-Ruiz, Volodymyr Trotsiuk, Ricardo Villalba, Floor Vodde, Alana R. Westwood, Peter H. Wyckoff, Nikolay Zafirov and Jordi Martínez-Vilalta

      Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13535

    5. Hot spots of wheat yield decline with rising temperatures

      Senthold Asseng, Davide Cammarano, Bruno Basso, Uran Chung, Phillip D. Alderman, Kai Sonder, Matthew Reynolds and David B. Lobell

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13530

    6. Different fates of deposited NH4+ and NO3− in a temperate forest in northeast China: a 15N tracer study

      Jun Liu, Bo Peng, Zongwei Xia, Jianfei Sun, Decai Gao, Weiwei Dai, Ping Jiang and Edith Bai

      Version of Record online: 10 NOV 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13533