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An international collection of biological signs of recent climate warming, based mainly on actually occurring changes in the biosphere such as adapted behaviour or shifts in the range of species.
Adapted behaviour and shifting ranges of species -- a result of recent climate warming? G.-R. Walther. Terrestrial ecosystem responses to climate changes in the Antarctic; P. Convey. Climate change and ice breeding pinnipeds; B.P. Kelly. Detection of range shifts: General methodological issues and case studies using butterflies; C. Parmesan. Climate and recent range changes in butterflies; J.K. Hill, et al. Expansion of Mediterranean Odonata in Germany and Europe -- consequences of climatic changes; J. Ott. Phytophenological trends in different seasons, regions and altitudes in Switzerland; C. Defila, B. Clot. Plant phenological changes; A. Menzel, N. Estrella. High summits of the Alps in a changing climate; H. Pauli, et al. Evergreen broad-leaved species as indicators for climate change; G.-R. Walther, et al. The expansion of thermophilic plants in the Iberian Peninsula as a sign of climatic change; E.S. Vesperinas, et al. Climate change and coastal flora; D. Metzing, A. Gerlach. Sizing the Impact: Coral reef ecosystems as early casualties of climate change; O. Hoegh-Guldberg. Fingerprints of climate changes on the photosynthetic apparatus' behaviour, monitored by the JIP-test; M. Tsimilli-Michael, R. Strasser. Did recent climatic shifts affect productivity of grass-dominated vegetation in southern Switzerland? A. Stampfli. Responses of some Austrian glacier foreland plants to experimentally changed microclimatic conditions; B. Erschbamer. Reliability and effectiveness of Ellenberg's indices in checking flora and vegetation changes induced by climatic variations; S. Pignatti, et al. Fingerprints of climate change -- concluding remarks; Ch. Korner, G.-R. Walther. Index.
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