The 31st IUBS General Assembly and Conference on Biological Sciences and Bioindustry will be held in July 2012 at Suzhou, China. Please read our Virtual Issue from Wiley-Blackwell journals and book relevant to the conference.
Highlight from Prof. Zhibin Zhang, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of Integrative Zoology (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org): Global change, especially global climate change, is now one of the most discussed topics in the world. However, the impacts of climate warming on our ecosystem and society are still unclear. There are still strong debates on the reasons that contribute to the global warming of the past 2 centuries, or whether the global warming trend will be continued or reversed. (Read the complete version of Highlight)
IUBS Virtual Issue - Climate Change Biology (More articles for further reading)
Upslope Range Shifts of Andean Dung Beetles in Response to Deforestation: Compounding and Confounding Effects of Microclimatic Change
Trond H. Larsen
Warmer, and sometimes drier, conditions associated with global climate change are driving many species to shift poleward and/or upslope. Larsen is the first to hypothesize that microclimatic changes related to deforestation cause similar shifts for forest species persisting within degraded landscapes.
Direct impacts of recent climate warming on insect populations
Christelle ROBINET, Alain ROQUES
Differential response of insects and hosts to warming up might also lead to disruption of their phenological synchrony, but adaptive genetic processes are likely to quickly restore this synchrony.
Recent advances in the climate change biology literature: describing the whole elephant
A. Townsend Peterson, Shaily Menon, Xingong Li
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Climate change biology is seeing a wave of new contributions, which are reviewed herein. Contributions treat shifts in phenology and distribution, and both document past and forecast future effects.
Soil Seed Banks and Forest Succession Direction Reflect Soil Quality in Ziwuling Mountain, Loess Plateau, China
Jimin Cheng, Jie Cheng, Hongbo Shao, Lingping Zhao and Xiaomei Yang
Special Issue of Climate Change
Guest edited by: Prof. Feng Ge
Understanding the effects of climate change is key to conserving human valued resources. Insects are the largest class of animals on earth and will respond to effects of global change directly and via effects on their hosts. Acting together, these direct and indirect effects will affect the development, survival, reproduction and movement of insects.
Interactions between climate and habitat loss effects on biodiversity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Chrystal S. Mantyka-pringle, Tara G. Martin, Jonathan R. Rhodes
Global Change Biology
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Global Change and the Terrestrial Biosphere: Achievements and Challenges Edited by H. H. Shugart, F. I. Woodward 978-1-4051-8561-5 (Read Sample Chapter)