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Michael D. Morecroft
University of Oxford
103Publications
35H-index
3,844Citations
Publications 103
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Published on May 6, 2019in Journal of Ecology 5.17
Duncan N. L. Menge19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Columbia University),
Ryan A. Chisholm15
Estimated H-index: 15
(National University of Singapore)
+ 82 AuthorsNathalie Butt20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Queensland)
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Forest Ecology and Management 3.17
Syed Adnan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Cambridge),
Matti Maltamo41
Estimated H-index: 41
(University of Eastern Finland)
+ 6 AuthorsRubén Valbuena12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Cambridge)
Reliable assessment of forest structural types (FSTs) aids sustainable forest management. We developed a methodology for the identification of FSTs using airborne laser scanning (ALS), and demonstrate its generality by applying it to forests from Boreal, Mediterranean and Atlantic biogeographical regions. First, hierarchal clustering analysis (HCA) was applied and clusters (FSTs) were determined in coniferous and deciduous forests using four forest structural variables obtained from forest inven...
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Nature Climate Change 19.18
Andrew J. Suggitt9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Exeter),
Robert J. Wilson32
Estimated H-index: 32
(University of Exeter)
+ 12 AuthorsRichard Fox33
Estimated H-index: 33
(Butterfly Conservation)
Protecting biodiversity against the impacts of climate change requires effective conservation strategies that safeguard species at risk of extinction1. Microrefugia allowed populations to survive adverse climatic conditions in the past2,3, but their potential to reduce extinction risk from anthropogenic warming is poorly understood3–5, hindering our capacity to develop robust in situ measures to adapt conservation to climate change6. Here, we show that microclimatic heterogeneity has strongly bu...
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Published on Jul 1, 2018in Global Ecology and Biogeography 5.96
James A. Lutz33
Estimated H-index: 33
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Tucker J. Furniss6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 95 AuthorsKendall M. L. Becker4
Estimated H-index: 4
Aim: To examine the contribution of large-diameter trees to biomass, stand structure, and species richness across forest biomes. Location: Global. Time period: Early 21st century. Major taxa studied: Woody plants. Methods: We examined the contribution of large trees to forest density, richness and biomass using a global network of 48 large (from 2 to 60 ha) forest plots representing 5,601,473 stems across 9,298 species and 210 plant families. This contribution was assessed using three metrics: t...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018
Isobel Bramer1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Bournemouth University),
Barbara J. Anderson23
Estimated H-index: 23
(Landcare Research)
+ 16 AuthorsAmanda H. Korstjens18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Bournemouth University)
Abstract Most ecological studies of the effects of climate on species are based on average conditions above ground level (measured by meteorological stations) averaged across 100 km 2 or larger areas. However, most terrestrial organisms experience conditions in a much smaller area at the ground surface or within vegetation canopies, the climate of which can be very different to large-scale averages. Therefore, to accurately characterise the climatic conditions suitable for species, it is essenti...
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Published on Nov 1, 2017in Oikos 3.71
Andrew J. Suggitt9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Exeter),
Philip J. Platts17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of York)
+ 21 AuthorsAnna B. Harper12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Exeter)
Although the number of studies discerning the impact of climate change on ecological systems continues to increase, there has been relatively little sharing of the lessons learnt when accumulating this evidence. At a recent workshop entitled ‘Using climate data in ecological research’ held at the UK Met Office, ecologists and climate scientists came together to discuss the robust analysis of climate data in ecology. The discussions identified three common pitfalls encountered by ecologists: 1) s...
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in Biological Conservation 4.66
Jamie Alison4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Liverpool),
Simon J. Duffield6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Natural England)
+ 2 AuthorsJenny A. Hodgson20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Liverpool)
Abstract Restoring intensive agricultural fields to species-rich semi-natural grassland could have profound effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. However, only a minority of European agri-environment scheme funding is currently devoted to such measures (
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Published on Sep 1, 2017in Biological Conservation 4.66
James W. Pearce-Higgins28
Estimated H-index: 28
(University of Cambridge),
Colin M. Beale22
Estimated H-index: 22
(University of York)
+ 20 AuthorsMalcolm Ausden11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
It is important for conservationists to be able to assess the risks that climate change poses to species, in order to inform decision making. Using standardised and repeatable methods, we present a national-scale assessment of the risks of range loss and opportunities for range expansion that climate change could pose for over 3000 plants and animals. Species were selected by their occurrence in England, the primary focus of the study, but climate change impacts were assessed across Great Britai...
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Published on Jun 1, 2017in Global Change Biology 9.00
Tom H. Oliver26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Reading),
Simon Gillings9
Estimated H-index: 9
(British Trust for Ornithology)
+ 5 AuthorsDavid B. Roy59
Estimated H-index: 59
Climate change is increasingly altering the composition of ecological communities, in combination with other environmental pressures such as high-intensity land use. Pressures are expected to interact in their effects, but the extent to which intensive human land use constrains community responses to climate change is currently unclear. A generic indicator of climate change impact, the community temperature index (CTI), has previously been used to suggest that both bird and butterflies are succe...
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
Susannah Rennie2
Estimated H-index: 2
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J. K. Adamson24
Estimated H-index: 24
+ 60 AuthorsBowmaker
Stream water discharge data from the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) terrestrial sites. The data (stage and discharge) are collected by loggers at ECN's terrestrial sites (where a stream is present) using a standard protocol. They represent continuous 15-minute records from 1993 to 2015. The sites at which these data are collected are: Glensaugh, Moor House - Upper Teesdale, Sourhope, Wytham and Y Wyddfa (Snowdon). ECN is the UK's long-term environmental monitoring programme. It is a multi...
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