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Range Expansion

Click on the links below to access reviews of the scientific literature on this topic that have been published since the 2009 NIPCC report.

Species Range Shifts in a Warming World (19 November 2013)
Shrub Proliferation Throughout Low Arctic Ecosystems (9 July 2013)
Probing Ecosystem Resilience to Climate Change in Arctic-Alpine Plants (31 July 2012)
Woody Plants Invading Grasslands (18 July 2012)
Effects of Rising Temperatures on the Progamic Phase of High-Mountain Plants (18 July 2012)
Fifty Years of Increasing Tree Densities on South African Savannas (19 June 2012)
Shrubs, Runoff and Erosion in Arctic Alaska Foothills (4 April 2012)
Carbon and Nitrogen Contents of Expanding Pinyon-Juniper Woodlands (21 March 2012)
Plant Responses to Recent Warming in the Southern Alps (21 February 2012)
CO2 Emissions and Woody-Plant Range Expansions (13 December 2011)
Real-World Species Range-Shifts in Response to Regional Warming (6 December 2011)
Impacts of Climate Change on Pacific Northwest Conifers (21 September 2011)
CO2 and Global Vegetation: From the Last Glacial Maximum to the Pre-Industrial Holocene (23 August 2011)
Vegetation Changes of the Semi-Arid Region of South Africa (1 June 2011)
Plant Species' Range Shifts in Mountainous Areas (25 May 2011)
Do Plants in Mountainous Areas Always Migrate Uphill in Response to Warming? (29 March 2011)
Why Plants Sometimes Migrate Downhill as Temperatures Rise (23 March 2011)
The Case Against Climate Envelope Models of Species Range Shifts (8 March 2011)
The Future of Mediterranean Forests (23 February 2011)
Vascular Plant Richness on Mountain Summits of Southern Norway (16 February 2011)
Global Warming and Ecosystem Species Richness (20 January 2011)
The Expanding Monsoon Rainforests of Australia (29 December 2010)
The Odds of Arctic Lichens Surviving Dramatic Global Warming (1 December 2010)
Shrub Expansion Along a Coastal Soil Chronosequence (23 September 2010)
Shrubs on the Move in Alpine Tundra (15 Sep 2010)
African Savanna Trees Owe Their Increasing Abundance to Increases in the Air's CO2 Content (15 Sep 2010)
Woody Plants Acting as Carbon and Nitrogen Magnets (8 September 2010)
Storms, Fires and Insect Pests: Bad for Trees in a Warming World? (18 August 2010)
Seventy Years of High Arctic Plant Responses to Climate Change (5 August 2010)
Effects of Elevated CO2 on Forest Ecosystem Succession (15 July 2010)
Impacts of Warming on Reproductive Output of a Forest Herb (30 June 2010)
Woody Plant Encroachment and Groundwater Recharge (25 June 2010)