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Title: Impacts of climate change on the amphibians and reptiles of Southeast Asia
Authors: Bickford, D. 
Howard, S.D.
Ng, D.J.J.
Sheridan, J.A.
Keywords: Amphibians
Climate change
Southeast Asia
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: Bickford, D., Howard, S.D., Ng, D.J.J., Sheridan, J.A. (2010). Impacts of climate change on the amphibians and reptiles of Southeast Asia. Biodiversity and Conservation 19 (4) : 1043-1062. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Amphibians and reptiles will be adversely affected by projected rapid changes in climate in the next decades. Here, we review the known and potential impacts of climate change on the Southeast Asian amphibians and reptiles and make mitigation recommendations for both research and policy. Current amphibian and reptile distributions and ecologies mirror climate patterns, and we expect that adaptation to changes in these parameters will be too slow relative to their rate of expected change, and that pervasive changes will occur to species assemblages, communities, and ecosystem functioning and services. Southest Asia is a network of islands with relatively few mountains, effectively preventing most herpetofauna from migrating away from the effects of climate change. Reflecting specific known and hypothesized physiological and ecological thresholds, we estimate that in
Source Title: Biodiversity and Conservation
ISSN: 09603115
DOI: 10.1007/s10531-010-9782-4
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