Ordonez et al. 2016 - Mapping climatic mechanisms likely to favour the emergence of novel communities
and Jens Christian Svenning interviewed for DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) website, ... dr.dk/viden (in danish) ... about paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 3rd, 2014
Researchers at Aarhus University have carried out the first global analysis of the extinction of large animals.
A new study unequivocally points to humans as the cause of the mass extinction of large animals all over the world during the course of the last 100,000 years.
HISTFUNC Researchers demonstrate in a study that the large grazers and browsers of the past created a mosaic of varied landscapes consisting of closed and semi-closed forests and parkland
The study was published March 3, 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:
In 2100, a warmer climate will allow the growth of trees and bushes in large parts of Greenland that are currently ice-free. This will mean both risks and opportunities for the Greenlanders, according to a new analysis led by researchers from Aarhus University.
Near-future climate changes are likely to elicit major vegetation changes. Disequilibrium dynamics, which occur when vegetation comes out of equilibrium with climate, are potentially a key facet of these. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for making accurate predictions, informing conservation planning, and understanding likely changes in ecosystem function on time scales relevant to society. However, many predictive studies have instead focused on equilibrium end-points with little consideration of the transient trajectories.