To evaluate the response of diverse Afrotropical forest communities we employ country-wide tree species inventories, remotely sensed climate data, and future climate predictions collected from 104 one-ha plots in the central African country of Gabon. We predict a 3–8% decrease in Afrotropical forest species richness by the end of the century, in contrast to the 30–50% loss of plant diversity predicted to occur with equivalent warming in the Neotropics… [more]
Nunez, C.L., J. R. Poulsen, L.J.T. White, V. Medjibe, and J. S. Clark. 2021. Distinct community-wide responses to forecasted climate change in Afrotropical forests. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, nunezFEVO, https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.719141.