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dc.contributor.authorTang, Junfeng
dc.contributor.authorSwaisgood, Ronald R.
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Megan A.
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Xuzhe
dc.contributor.authorWei, Wei
dc.contributor.authorPilfold, Nicholas W.
dc.contributor.authorWei, Fuwen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Xuyu
dc.contributor.authorGu, Xiaodong
dc.contributor.authorYang, Zhisong
dc.contributor.authorDai, Qiang
dc.contributor.authorHong, Mingsheng
dc.contributor.authorZhou, Hong
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Jindong
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Shibin
dc.contributor.authorHan, Han
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Zejun
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-15T22:58:03Z
dc.date.available2020-07-15T22:58:03Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2020.0358
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12634/554
dc.description.abstractClimate change is one of the most pervasive threats to biodiversity globally, yet the influence of climate relative to other drivers of species depletion and range contraction remain difficult to disentangle. Here, we examine climatic and non-climatic correlates of giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) distribution using a large-scale 30 year dataset to evaluate whether a changing climate has already influenced panda distribution. We document several climatic patterns, including increasing temperatures, and alterations to seasonal temperature and precipitation. We found that while climatic factors were the most influential predictors of panda distribution, their importance diminished over time, while landscape variables have become relatively more influential. We conclude that the panda's distribution has been influenced by changing climate, but conservation intervention to manage habitat is working to increasingly offset these negative consequences.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rspb.2020.0358
dc.rights© 2020 The Author(s) Published by the Royal Society. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectGIANT PANDAS
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subjectWILDLIFE CONSERVATION
dc.titleClimate change and landscape-use patterns influence recent past distribution of giant pandas
dc.typeArticle
dc.source.journaltitleProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
dc.source.volume287
dc.source.issue1929
dc.source.beginpage20200358
html.description.abstractClimate change is one of the most pervasive threats to biodiversity globally, yet the influence of climate relative to other drivers of species depletion and range contraction remain difficult to disentangle. Here, we examine climatic and non-climatic correlates of giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) distribution using a large-scale 30 year dataset to evaluate whether a changing climate has already influenced panda distribution. We document several climatic patterns, including increasing temperatures, and alterations to seasonal temperature and precipitation. We found that while climatic factors were the most influential predictors of panda distribution, their importance diminished over time, while landscape variables have become relatively more influential. We conclude that the panda's distribution has been influenced by changing climate, but conservation intervention to manage habitat is working to increasingly offset these negative consequences.


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