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GlobTherm, a global database on thermal tolerances for aquatic and terrestrial organisms


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Bennett, Joanne M., Calosi, Piero ORCID logoORCID:, Clusella-Trullas, Susana, Martínez, Brezo, Sunday, Jennifer, Algar, Adam C., Araújo, Miguel B., Hawkins, Bradford A., Keith, Sally Anne, Kühn, Ingolf, Rahbek, Carsten, Rodríguez, Laura, Singer, Alexander, Villalobos, Fabricio, Olalla-Tárraga, Miguel Ángel et Morales-Castilla, Ignacio (2018). GlobTherm, a global database on thermal tolerances for aquatic and terrestrial organisms. Scientific Data, 5 (180022).

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How climate affects species distributions is a longstanding question receiving renewed interest owing to the need to predict the impacts of global warming on biodiversity. Is climate change forcing species to live near their critical thermal limits? Are these limits likely to change through natural selection? These and other important questions can be addressed with models relating geographical distributions of species with climate data, but inferences made with these models are highly contingent on non-climatic factors such as biotic interactions. Improved understanding of climate change effects on species will require extensive analysis of thermal physiological traits, but such data are both scarce and scattered. To overcome current limitations, we created the GlobTherm database. The database contains experimentally derived species’ thermal tolerance data currently comprising over 2,000 species of terrestrial, freshwater, intertidal and marine multicellular algae, plants, fungi, and animals. The GlobTherm database will be maintained and curated by iDiv with the aim to keep expanding it, and enable further investigations on the effects of climate on the distribution of life on Earth.

Type de document : Article
Validation par les pairs : Oui
Information complémentaire : CC BY 4.0
Version du document déposé : Version officielle de l'éditeur
Départements et unités départementales : Département de biologie, chimie et géographie
Déposé par : DIUQAR UQAR
Date de dépôt : 03 avr. 2023 19:28
Dernière modification : 02 oct. 2023 14:46

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