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Climate Change and Biodiversity
Submission Deadline: August 15, 2021 (Open) Submit Now
Maria Panitsa, PhD
Assistant Professor in Flora and Phytogeography, Division of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, GR-26504, Rio - Patras, Greece
Research Interests: Biodiversity; plant species diversity; plant ecology; ecosystem ecology; biodiversity monitoring; biogeography; island ecosystems; conservation biology; conservation
Kostas Kougioumoutzis, PhD
Department of Ecology and Systematics, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, 15701 Athens, Greece
Research Interests: Island and mountain biogeography and biodiversity; biodiversity and climate change; plant taxonomy and systematics; rare/endemic plant taxa monitoring, evaluation and assessment
About This Topic
Climate change influences significantly biodiversity and it is one of the most significant drivers of biodiversity loss with a rapidly increasing impact . The Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change focus on species diversity and natural ecosystems conservation, restoration and sustainable management. Nature-based solutions, as defined by IUCN, have an important role in addressing both the causes and consequences of climate change while providing benefits for biodiversity conservation [2, 3]. The Paris Agreement also emphasizes the importance of ensuring the integrity of all ecosystems and the protection of biodiversity when taking action to address climate change. The future impacts of climate change are projected to become more pronounced in the next decades, with variable relative effects on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning . This special issue calls for contributions from research on the Climate change and Biodiversity interaction. Papers on Climate change and its impacts on genetic, species, habitats diversity as also ecosystem functioning and services, are welcome in all areas pertinent to the topic.
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