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Emergent rainy winter warm spells may promote boreal predator expansion into the arctic
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-06-06)
Climate change has been characterized as the most serious threat to Arctic biodiversity. In addition to gradual changes such as climate warming, extreme weather events, such as melting temperatures in winter and rain on snow, can have profound consequences for ecosystems. Rain-on-snow events lead to the formation of ice layers in the snow pack, which can restrict access to forage plants and cause ...