Extinction risk at high latitudes

Eric Post, Jedediah Brodie

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Of the abiotic changes associated with the current phase of warming occurring on Earth, the loss of sea ice, snow cover, and glaciers are among the most apparent, rapid, and potentially ecologically devastating. These physical effects make polar regions the most likely places to experience first extinctions due to climate change. Have extinctions already been recorded in high latitude species, or do population trends suggest that extinctions are imminent? This chapter answers these questions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSaving a Million Species
Subtitle of host publicationExtinction Risk from Climate Change
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781610911825
ISBN (Print)1597265691, 9781597265690
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


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