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“British Wildlife and Climate Change: Species' Ranges - who will be winners or losers?”

Some species are shifting their distributions to track climate changes; for example many butterflies are expanding their distributions northwards. This effect may alter biodiversity in the future.


The limits to the geographical distributions of many species are limited by climate. During current climate warming, there is evidence that species are shifting their distributions to track climate changes. For example in the UK, many butterflies are expanding their distributions northwards. In this talk Dr Jane Hill will discuss the ways in which we are examining evidence for range shifts, using long-term data for British species. She will also discuss which species are managing to track climate changes, and which are not, and how this may affect biodiversity in the future.

Dr Jane Hill is a lecturer in the Department of Biology at the University of York. Jane is an ecologist carrying out research in both temperate and tropical ecosystems. She has spent most of her research career examining the ecological impacts of climate warming and habitat destruction, and most of this work has focused on butterflies. Her research group is currently examining a number of different issues related to climate warming, including the degree to which species may change their associations with particular habitats as a result of climate warming, and the degree to which protected areas will retain their biodiversity in the future.


Speaker(s):

Professor Jane Hill | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

19 October 2007 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

at a Birkbeck lecture theatre/University of London
London
London
W C1E
020 7679 1069
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ce/environment/ecssociety/index.shtml
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Organised by:

Ecology and Conservation Studies Society
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Tickets:

Free

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For free tickets and venue details, contact tel: 020 7679 1069, or e-mail: environment@fce.bbk.ac.uk

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