Climate warming may increase the frequency of cold-adapted haplotypes in alpine plants


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 10 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01255-8

The authors incorporate intraspecific variation into a dynamic range model to predict the consequences of twenty-first century warming on six European alpine plants. As well as overall range loss, their model predicts a decrease in the frequency of warm-adapted haplotypes in five out of six species.