|Title||The distributions of a wide range of taxonomic groups are expanding polewards|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Hickling, R, Roy, DB, Hill, JK, Fox, R, Thomas, CD|
|Journal||Global Change Biology|
|Keywords||climate change, distributions, range shifts|
Evidence is accumulating of shifts in species' distributions during recent climate warming. However, most of this information comes predominantly from studies of a relatively small selection of taxa (i.e., plants, birds and butterflies), which may not be representative of biodiversity as a whole. Using data from less well-studied groups, we show that a wide variety of vertebrate and invertebrate species have moved northwards and uphill in Britain over approximately 25 years, mirroring, and in some cases exceeding, the responses of better-known groups.