Chris D Thomas

Summary

Affiliation: University of Leeds
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Extinction risk from climate change
    Chris D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 427:145-8. 2004
  2. pmc Exporting the ecological effects of climate change. Developed and developing countries will suffer the consequences of climate change, but differ in both their responsibility and how badly it will affect their ecosystems
    Chris D Thomas
    Department of Biology, University of York, UK
    EMBO Rep 9:S28-33. 2008
  3. pmc Dispersal and extinction in fragmented landscapes
    C D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:139-45. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Ecological and evolutionary processes at expanding range margins
    C D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 411:577-81. 2001
  5. pmc Short-term studies underestimate 30-generation changes in a butterfly metapopulation
    Chris D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:563-9. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Comparing organic farming and land sparing: optimizing yield and butterfly populations at a landscape scale
    Jenny A Hodgson
    Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, LC Miall Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Ecol Lett 13:1358-67. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Spatial patterns in species distributions reveal biodiversity change
    Robert J Wilson
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 432:393-6. 2004
  8. pmc Evolution on the move: specialization on widespread resources associated with rapid range expansion in response to climate change
    Jon R Bridle
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UD, UK, Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK, Windrush Ecology Ltd, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxford OX10 8BA, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20131800. 2014
  9. ncbi request reprint Changing habitat associations of a thermally constrained species, the silver-spotted skipper butterfly, in response to climate warming
    Zoe G Davies
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:247-56. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Metapopulation responses to patch connectivity and quality are masked by successional habitat dynamics
    Jenny A Hodgson
    Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5YW, United Kingdom
    Ecology 90:1608-19. 2009

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Extinction risk from climate change
    Chris D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 427:145-8. 2004
    ..These estimates show the importance of rapid implementation of technologies to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and strategies for carbon sequestration...
  2. pmc Exporting the ecological effects of climate change. Developed and developing countries will suffer the consequences of climate change, but differ in both their responsibility and how badly it will affect their ecosystems
    Chris D Thomas
    Department of Biology, University of York, UK
    EMBO Rep 9:S28-33. 2008
  3. pmc Dispersal and extinction in fragmented landscapes
    C D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:139-45. 2000
    ..Habitat fragmentation is likely to result in the non-random extinction of populations and species characterized by different levels of dispersal, although the details are likely to depend on the taxa, habitats and regions considered...
  4. ncbi request reprint Ecological and evolutionary processes at expanding range margins
    C D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 411:577-81. 2001
    ..The emergence of dispersive phenotypes will increase the speed at which species invade new environments, and probably underlies the responses of many species to both past and future climate change...
  5. pmc Short-term studies underestimate 30-generation changes in a butterfly metapopulation
    Chris D Thomas
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 269:563-9. 2002
    ..One implication is that metapopulation and population viability analyses based on studies that cover only a few animal or plant generations may underestimate extinction threats...
  6. doi request reprint Comparing organic farming and land sparing: optimizing yield and butterfly populations at a landscape scale
    Jenny A Hodgson
    Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology, LC Miall Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Ecol Lett 13:1358-67. 2010
    ..The optimal balance of land sparing and wildlife-friendly farming to maintain production and biodiversity will differ between landscapes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Spatial patterns in species distributions reveal biodiversity change
    Robert J Wilson
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Nature 432:393-6. 2004
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  8. pmc Evolution on the move: specialization on widespread resources associated with rapid range expansion in response to climate change
    Jon R Bridle
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1UD, UK, Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK, Windrush Ecology Ltd, Howbery Park, Wallingford, Oxford OX10 8BA, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20131800. 2014
    ..Major restructuring of patterns of local adaptation is likely to occur across many taxa with climate change, as lineages suited to regional colonization rather than local success emerge and expand. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Changing habitat associations of a thermally constrained species, the silver-spotted skipper butterfly, in response to climate warming
    Zoe G Davies
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    J Anim Ecol 75:247-56. 2006
    ..For many species, these requirements are likely to change in response to climate warming, and care must be taken not to manage habitats based on outdated prescriptions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Metapopulation responses to patch connectivity and quality are masked by successional habitat dynamics
    Jenny A Hodgson
    Department of Biology, University of York, York YO10 5YW, United Kingdom
    Ecology 90:1608-19. 2009
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  11. pmc Non-random dispersal in the butterfly Maniola jurtina: implications for metapopulation models
    L Conradt
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 267:1505-10. 2000
    ..If dispersers actively orientate towards or search systematically for distant habitat, this may be problematic for existing metapopulation models, including models of the evolution of dispersal rates in metapopulations...
  12. ncbi request reprint Parallel declines in pollinators and insect-pollinated plants in Britain and the Netherlands
    J C Biesmeijer
    Institute of Integrative and Comparative Biology and Earth and Biosphere Institute, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
    Science 313:351-4. 2006
    ..Taken together, these findings strongly suggest a causal connection between local extinctions of functionally linked plant and pollinator species...
  13. ncbi request reprint Changes in dispersal during species' range expansions
    Adam D Simmons
    School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 164:378-95. 2004
    ..Transient changes in dispersal are likely to be common in many species undergoing range expansion and can have major population and biogeographic consequences...
  14. ncbi request reprint Foray search: an effective systematic dispersal strategy in fragmented landscapes
    L Conradt
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
    Am Nat 161:905-15. 2003
    ..We conclude that population models need to take the dispersal trajectories of individuals into account in order to make reliable predictions...
  15. ncbi request reprint Premating barriers to gene exchange and their implications for the structure of a mosaic hybrid zone between Chorthippus brunneus and C. jacobsi (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
    R I Bailey
    Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
    J Evol Biol 17:108-19. 2004
    ..These results suggest a role for premating isolation in maintaining both the mosaic structure and bimodality of this hybrid zone...
  16. pmc The coincidence of climatic and species rarity: high risk to small-range species from climate change
    Ralf Ohlemüller
    Institute of Hazard and Risk Research and School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
    Biol Lett 4:568-72. 2008
    ..We show that the rare climates that occur in current centres of species rarity will shrink disproportionately under future climate change, potentially leading to high vulnerability for many of the species they contain...
  17. ncbi request reprint Minimum viable metapopulation size, extinction debt, and the conservation of a declining species
    Caroline R Bulman
    Butterfly Conservation, Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5QP, United Kingdom
    Ecol Appl 17:1460-73. 2007
    ..For threatened species, metapopulation modeling is a potential means to identify landscapes near to extinction thresholds, to which conservation measures can be targeted for the best chance of success...
  18. ncbi request reprint Direct and indirect effects of climate and habitat factors on butterfly diversity
    Rosa Menéndez
    Department of Biology Area 18, University of York, P O Box 373, York YO10 5YW, UK
    Ecology 88:605-11. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Can occupancy patterns be used to predict distributions in widely separated geographic regions?
    Rosa Menéndez
    Departamento de Química Analítica y Ecología, Area de Ecología, Universidad de Cordoba, Campus the Rabanales, Cordoba 14071, Spain
    Oecologia 149:396-405. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that it maybe possible to make predictions from one landscape to another, even when the landscapes are widely separated...
  20. pmc Species richness changes lag behind climate change
    Rosa Menéndez
    University of York, Department of Biology, Area 18, PO Box 373, York YO10 5YW, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 273:1465-70. 2006
    ..Our results imply that it may be decades or centuries before the species richness and composition of biological communities adjusts to the current climate...
  21. pmc Prioritizing multiple-use landscapes for conservation: methods for large multi-species planning problems
    Atte Moilanen
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Metapopulation Research Group, PO Box 65, 00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1885-91. 2005
    ..In both cases, priority landscapes important for conservation management are identified...
  22. ncbi request reprint Range retractions and extinction in the face of climate warming
    Chris D Thomas
    Department of Biology Area 18, University of York, PO Box373, York, UK
    Trends Ecol Evol 21:415-6. 2006
    ..The new evidence suggests that climate-driven extinctions and range retractions are already widespread...
  23. ncbi request reprint Thermal range predicts bird population resilience to extreme high temperatures
    Frédéric Jiguet
    Ecol Lett 9:1321-30. 2006
    ..The geographically deduced thermal range appears to be a reliable predictor of the resilience of these endothermic species to extreme temperatures...