Reply to Harwood et al.: Thermophilization estimation is robust to the scale of species distribution data. De Frenne, P.; Rodríguez-Sánchez, F.; Bernhardt-Römermann, M.; Brown, C. D.; Eriksson, O.; Hermy, M.; Mitchell, F. J. G.; Petřík, P.; Van Calster, H.; Vellend, M.; and Verheyen, K. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(13):E1166, National Academy of Sciences, April, 2014.
Reply to Harwood et al.: Thermophilization estimation is robust to the scale of species distribution data [link]Paper  doi  abstract   bibtex   
We recently assessed plant community responses to macroclimate warming across European and North American temperate forests (1). To do so, we inferred the temperature preferences of understory species from distribution data by means of ecological niche, or species distribution models (SDMs). Harwood et al. (2) propose that subcanopy temperatures, instead of gridded climate data, should have been used in our analyses. Despite exciting ongoing advances in the downscaling of microclimates from macroclimatic data, Harwood et al.'s suggestion is, at present, simply not possible at the scale of our study
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