Global Change Biology

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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


F1000 Reviews

F1000 Faculty Members Andrew Baird and Joana Figueiredo recommends the Global Change Biology article 'Increasing ocean temperatures allow tropical fishes to survive overwinter in temperate waters' Click here to read the review.

F1000 Faculty Member Barry Brook recommends the Global Change Biology article 'Interactions between climate and habitat loss effects on biodiversity: a systematic review and meta-analysis' Click here to read the review.

F1000 Faculty Member Christian Koerner recommends the Global Change Biology article 'Indirect effects of soil moisture reverse soil C sequestration responses of a spring wheat agroecosystem to elevated CO2.' Click here to read the review.

Global Change Biology frequently features in the news - here's the latest:

The article 'Risk analysis reveals global hotspots for marine debris ingestion by sea turtles' has been featured in the Washington Post.

The article 'Is supplementary feeding in gardens a driver of evolutionary change in a migratory bird species?' has been featured in BBC.

The article 'Intensive agriculture reduces soil biodiversity across Europe' has been featured in Foodtank.

The article "Convergent ecosystem responses to 23-year ambient and manipulated warming link advancing snowmelt and shrub encroachment to transient and long-term climate–soil carbon feedback" was featured in the Guardian.

The article The Contribution of Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use activities to Global Warming, 1990–2012 was featured in Scientific American.

The article Arctic warming: nonlinear impacts of sea-ice and glacier melt on seabird foraging was featured in National Geographic.

The article Habitat and species identity, not diversity, predict the extent of refuse consumption by urban arthropods was featured in Washington Post.

The article Warming increases plant biomass and reduces diversity across continents, latitudes, and species migration scenarios in experimental wetland communities has been featured by the University of Maryland

The article Soil organic carbon dust emission: an omitted global source of atmospheric CO2 has been featured by Nature Climate Change

The article Future habitat suitability for coral reef ecosystems under global warming and ocean acidification has been featured by Science Codex. Read the open access paper now!
The article Projected climate impacts to South African maize and wheat production in 2055: A comparison of empirical and mechanistic modeling approaches has been featured by the Princeton Journal Watch blog

The article Anthropogenic modification disrupts species co-occurrence in stream invertebrates has been featured by Nature World News

The article Dual impacts of climate change: forest migration and turnover through life history has been featured by Climate Progress

The article Variation in the response of an Arctic top predator experiencing habitat loss: feeding and reproductive ecology of two polar bear populations has been featured by Discovery News

The article Wetlands serve as natural sources for improvement of stream ecosystem health in regions affected by acid deposition was featured by Phys Org

The article An estimate of the global sink for nitrous oxide in soils has been featured by Earth Wise Radio

Read a press release of the article Urbanization and its effects on personality traits: a result of microevolution or phenotypic plasticity? This study sheds light on an interesting debate, as to whether personality differences between rural and urban birds are behavioural adjustments to urban environments, or if there is an underlying evolutionary basis to the existence of different personalities in urban habitats.

The article: Natural variation and the capacity to adapt to ocean acidification in the keystone sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus was featured by eScienceNews

The article: CO2 emissions from land-use change affected more by nitrogen cycle, than by the choice of land-cover data was featured in the news by Nature

The article: CO2 fertilization and enhanced drought resistance in Greek firs from Cephalonia Island, Greece was featured by CO2 Science

The article: Annual Plants Change in Size Over a Century of Observations was featured by FoxReno

The article: The impact of climate change measured at relevant spatial scales: new hope for tropical lizards was featured by Register

The article: Coastal retreat and improved water quality mitigate losses of seagrass from sea level rise was featured by PhysOrg

The article: Rapid climate driven shifts in wintering distributions of three common waterbird species was featured by BBC Science and itv news

The article: Beyond corals and fish: the effects of climate change on noncoral benthic invertebrates of tropical reefs was featured by UN Chronicle

The article: Spatial relationship between climatologies and changes in global vegetation activity was featured by Kitsap Sun

The article: Vulnerability of terrestrial island vertebrates to projected sea level rise was featured by Global Times and Science Blog

The article: Anthropogenic noise decreases urban songbird diversity and may contribute to homogenization was featured by BBC Science

Read the winter issue of The Wildlife Professional free to access here. Plus read the featured Global Change Biology article 'The push and pull of climate change causes heterogeneous shifts in avian elevational ranges'

The article 'Yield vs. Quality trade-offs for wheat in response to carbon dioxide and ozone' was featured by PhysOrg

The article 'Introduced annual grass increases regional fire activity across the arid western USA (1980–2009)' was featured in the news by the BBC

The article 'Warming and drought reduce temperature sensitivity of nitrogen transformations' was featured in the news by PhysOrg

The article 'Caribbean coral diseases: primary transmission or secondary infection?' was featured in the news by the Brevard Times and PhysOrg

The article 'Global warming threatens the persistence of Mediterranean brown trout' was featured in the news by PhysOrg and Environmental Protection

The article 'Bio-energetics underpins the spatial response of North Sea plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.) and sole (Solea solea L.) to climate change' was featured by the online news site PhysOrg

The article 'Modeling the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of deforestation-driven carbon emissions: the INPE-EM framework applied to the Brazilian Amazon' was featured in the news by Nature and Mongabay

The article 'Marine invertebrate skeleton size varies with latitude, temperature and carbonate saturation: implications for global change and ocean acidification' has been featured by the following news sites: French Tribune, Mother Nature Network, Public Service Europe, Examiner, Futurity, Global Adventures, Global Post, PhysOrg, Reuters

The review article 'Effects of climate warming on polar bears: a review of the evidence' was featured by the Edmonton Journal. Read the press release

The article 'Soil carbon and nitrogen cycling and storage throughout the soil profile in a sweetgum plantation after 11 years of CO2-enrichment
' was featured by CO2 Science. Read the press release

The article 'Effects of climate change on an emperor penguin population: analysis of coupled demographic and climate models' was featured by New York Daily News, ABC news, Phys Org, Red Orbit, Daily Mail, Discovery News.

Read the press release: Fifty Years of Increasing Tree Densities on South African Savannas
Read the original article: Increased tree densities in South African savannas: >50 years of data suggests CO2 as a driver

Global Change Biology was recently covered by Environmental Protection and Science and Development Network
Read the Press Release: Underestimated Impact of Sea Level Rise on Habitat Loss?
Read the Press Release: Rising sea levels threaten islanders with displacement
Read the original article: Future climate change driven sea-level rise: secondary consequences from human displacement for island biodiversity

Global Change Biology was recently covered by Conservation Magazine
Read the Press Release: Failure To Migrate
Read the original article: Failure to migrate: lack of tree range expansion in response to climate change

Read the Press Release: Effects of El Niño land South Pacific reef fish in hot water
Read the NERC Planet Earth article: Warmer seas to hit reef fish badly
Read the original article: Extreme climatic events reduce ocean productivity and larval supply in a tropical reef ecosystem

Global Change Biology was featured in Nature News
Read the Nature article: What makes a resilient reef?
Read the original article: Associations between climate stress and coral reef diversity in the western Indian Ocean

Global Change Biology
in Nature Climate Change
Read the article: An agronomic assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from major cereal crops

Read the NERC Planet Earth article: Coral bleaching? The picture's not black and white
Read the original GCB article

Read the BBC news article: Jellyfish 'may benefit from ecosystem instability'
Read the accepted article in GCB

Read the BBC news article: Salmon 'losing distinct genetic characteristics'
Read the original GCB Accepted Article

Read the BBC news story: Animals point to ancient seaway in Antarctica
Read the original GCB article

Global Change Biology in Nature
Read the article in Nature
Read the original GCB article: Effects of experimental warming of air, soil and permafrost on carbon balance in Alaskan tundra

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