Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2011.06.015
Title: Impacts of warming on tropical lowland rainforests
Authors: Corlett, R.T. 
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Citation: Corlett, R.T. (2011-11). Impacts of warming on tropical lowland rainforests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26 (11) : 606-613. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2011.06.015
Abstract: Before the end of this century, tropical rainforests will be subject to climatic conditions that have not existed anywhere on Earth for millions of years. These forests are the most species-rich ecosystems in the world and play a crucial role in regulating carbon and water feedbacks in the global climate system; therefore, it is important that the probable impacts of anthropogenic climate change are understood. However, the recent literature shows a striking range of views on the vulnerability of tropical rainforests, from least to most concern among major ecosystems. This review, which focuses on the impact of rising temperatures, examines the evidence for and against high vulnerability, identifies key research needs for resolving current differences and suggests ways of mitigating or adapting to potential impacts. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Trends in Ecology and Evolution
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/102468
ISSN: 01695347
DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2011.06.015
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