Climate warming is the main driver of plant range-shift throughout the world, specially in mountainous systems. This video shows a prototype of a range-shift simulation designed with Agent-Based Models, which is focused in the migration of Pyrenean Oak (Quercus pyrenaica) populations in Sierra Nevada (southern Spain). This model represents the key ecological processes with influence in plant range-shift: seed production, seed dispersal (mediated by the European Jay), seed germination, and the effect of climate (either positive or negative) on each process and the transition between life stages (seedling -> sapling -> adult). This is just the beginning, and I'm working with my colleagues to improve the spatial resolution and ecological realism of the model. this is the main objective of my postdoctoral project at the Ecology Department of the Granada's University (Spain). Disclaimer: I'm sorry for the seedy edition, lack of time is always the reason!
Music: Colazione su saturno by Menion (myspace.com/menionvision)
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