The gelada baboon is a graminivorous primate whose ecology is unusually sensitive to ambient temperature. A systems model of the socio-ecology of the gelada is used to predict the impact of global warming on the species' altitudinal distribution. The species' lower altitudinal limit will rise by ≈ 500 m for every 2°C increase in global mean temperature. A 7°C rise in temperature would be sufficient to result in the species being confined to a small number of isolated mountain peaks, where its...Expand abstract
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- Citation: Dunbar, R. I. M. (1998). 'Impact of global warming on the distribution and survival of the gelada baboon: a modelling approach', Global Change Biology 4(3), 293–304. [The definitive version of the article is available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2486.1998.00156.x/abstract]. © 1998 Blackwell Science Ltd. The full-text of this article is not available in ORA, but you may be able to access the article via the publisher copy link on this record page. N.B. Prof Dunbar is now based at the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.
Impact of global warming on the distribution and survival of the gelada baboon: a modelling approach
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