Geographic range shift

Geographic shifts in climatically suitable areas and loss of genetic variability in Dipteryx alata (“Baru” Tree; Fabaceae)

J. A. F. Diniz-Filho, Collevatti, R. G., Chaves, L. J., Soares, T. N., Nabout, J. C., Rangel, T. F., Melo, D. B., Lima, J. S., and Telles, M. P. C., Geographic shifts in climatically suitable areas and loss of genetic variability in Dipteryx alata (“Baru” Tree; Fabaceae), vol. 11, pp. 1618-1626, 2012.

Many species are expected to suffer strong shifts in their geographic ranges due to climate changes in the next 50 years, with severe consequences for biodiversity patterns and population structure. We used here an ensemble forecast approach for obtaining species’ range in which multiple species distribution models and climatic models were combined to model loss of genetic variability in Baru, Dipteryx alata (Fabaceae), an economically important Neotropical tree native to the Cerrado of Brazil.

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