Can the Iberian Floristic Diversity Withstand Near-Future Climate Change?

Total modelled plant species per 1km grid cell over the Iberian Peninsula

Total modelled plant species per 1km grid cell over the Iberian
Peninsula

In the lastest paper from Marshall Heap’s thesis we discuss the impact of near-future climate change on plant species in the Iberian peninsular (Spain and Portugal).  3267 MAXENT environmental niche models (ENMs) at 1-km spatial resolution for known Iberian plant species under two climate scenarios (1950-2000 baseline & 2020) were generated using a compute cluster. This is the largest 1km scale modelling exercise for plant species yet published. Continue reading

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