recent rapid change in global climate is already impacting biological
systems. Plants and plant community processes are showing signs of
climate induced change, with many studies reporting range migrations
and altered phenology.
As the basis of all global ecosystems
changes in plant species composition and distributions, and the
uncoupling of community processes could have wide-ranging effects on
global biodiversity. Disentangling the processes that maintain species
diversity and coexistence is becoming of increasing importance in
predicting the effects of future global climate change on plant
My project will examine the ways in which community
processes are altered by climate in Grey Dune sites situated along the
Atlantic coast between Portugal and the UK.
If you would like any more information on my work please feel free to contact me using the details below:
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield