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Conclusions and implications

The results show that genetic variance, dispersal and species interactions simultaneously affected species response to climate change. This resulted in, to some extent, divergent result from previous studies investigating how the outcome of climate change depended on one isolated factor, such as genetic variance or dipsersal rate. This implicates that the influence of processes such as evolution, dispersal and species interactions cannot be treated separately when predicting speices response to climate change. Instead, this study highlights the importance of allowing these influential processes to interat, since the effect of one process might be strongly dependent on the presence and effect of other processes. 

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Last updated: 06/01/14