Patterns of abundance across geographical ranges as a predictor for responses to climate change: Evidence from UK rocky shores
Read this new, Open Access paper in the journal Diversity and Distributions, in which Nova Mieszkowska is the MBA's Principal Investigator.
Understanding patterns in the abundance of species across thermal ranges can give useful insights into the potential impacts of climate change. The abundant‐centre hypothesis suggests that species will reach peak abundance at the centre of their thermal range where conditions are optimal, but evidence in support of this hypothesis is mixed and limited in geographical and taxonomic scope. We tested the applicability of the abundant‐centre hypothesis across a range of intertidal organisms using a large, citizen science‐generated data set.