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dc.contributor.authorVilà-Cabrera, Alberten_UK
dc.contributor.authorPremoli, Andrea Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorJump, Alistair Sen_UK
dc.description.abstractAccording to broad‐scale application of biogeographical theory, widespread retractions of species’ rear edges should be seen in response to ongoing climate change. This prediction rests on the assumption that rear edge populations are ‘marginal’ since they occur at the limit of the species’ ecological tolerance and are expected to decline in performance as climate warming pushes them to extirpation. However, conflicts between observations and predictions are increasingly accumulating and little progress has been made in explaining this disparity. We argue that a revision of the concept of marginality is necessary, together with explicit testing of population decline, which is increasingly possible as data availability improves. Such action should be based on taking the population perspective across a species’ rear edge, encompassing the ecological, geographical and genetic dimensions of marginality. Refining our understanding of rear edge populations is essential to advance our ability to monitor, predict and plan for the impacts of environmental change on species range dynamics.en_UK
dc.relationVilà-Cabrera A, Premoli AC & Jump AS (2019) Refining predictions of population decline at species' rear edges. Global Change Biology, 25 (5), pp. 1549-1560.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Vilà-Cabrera, A, Premoli, AC, Jump, AS. Refining predictions of population decline at species' rear edges. Glob Change Biol. 2019; 25: 1549–1560, which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.en_UK
dc.subjectbiotic interactionsen_UK
dc.subjectclimate changeen_UK
dc.subjectpopulation ecologyen_UK
dc.subjectpopulation geneticsen_UK
dc.subjectrelict populationen_UK
dc.titleRefining predictions of population decline at species' rear edgesen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleGlobal Change Biologyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Commissionen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad Nacional del Comahueen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.relation.funderprojectThe persistence of relict populations under climate changeen_UK
dc.relation.funderrefGrant Agreement No 656300en_UK
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