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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Area of Biomes Protected
Philippe Rekacewicz assisted by Cecile Marin, Agnes Stienne, Guilio Frigieri, Riccardo Pravettoni, Laura Margueritte and Marion Lecoquierre.
Rising temperatures force many
living organisms to migrate to cooler
areas, while new organisms arrive.
Such movements involve all species,
including plants. Some species
will seek higher altitudes, others will
move further polewards. In temperate
regions, plant and tree species can
migrate naturally by 25 to 40 kilometres
a century. However if, for example,
there was a 3°C increase in temperature
over a hundred year period in a particular
region, the conditions in that
area would undergo dramatic change,
equivalent in ecological terms to a shift
of several hundred kilometres (Jouzel
and Debroise 2007).