Questioning Holocene community shifts.

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Title
Questioning Holocene community shifts.
Journal
Nature
Author(s)
Bertelsmeier C., Ollier S.
ISSN
1476-4687 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0028-0836
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
537
Number
7618
Pages
E4-E5
Language
english
Abstract
Demonstrating changes in the structure of plant and animal communities over geological time scales and linking these changes to human impacts in the Holocene epoch would be an important contribution to the fields of ecology and conservation biology1. Lyons et al.2 claim to provide such evidence based on a decrease in the proportion of spatially aggregated species pairs, using co-occurrence data from assemblages spanning the past 300 million years. However, we suggest that apparent flaws in their predictions, assumptions, methods and interpretations undermine this claim, and we question the conclusion that the structure of communities has fundamentally changed during the Holocene.
Keywords
community ecology, climate change, Holocene, Anthropocene, models
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Web of science
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