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Why large-scale climate indices seem to predict ecological processes better than local weather.

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Large-scale climatic indices such as the North Atlantic Oscillation are associated with population dynamics, variation in demographic rates and values of phenotypic traits in many species. Paradoxically, these large-scale indices can seem to be better predictors of ecological processes than local climate. Using detailed data from a population of Soay sheep, we show that high rainfall, high winds or low temperatures at any time during a 3-month period can cause mortality either immediately or ...

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10.1038/nature02708

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
430
Issue:
6995
Pages:
71-75
Publication date:
2004-07-01
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
Source identifiers:
383127
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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