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Birnam Woods, Moving Closer, Shadows Our Work

Birnam Woods, Moving Closer, Shadows Our Work EDITORIAL Birnam Woods, Moving Closer, Shadows Our Work Steven N. Handel e im Th possibility of a forest that could move served to the expected loss of even common species from their cur- rent range. This will have severe economic and social con - quiet fears of the future for a troubled king: sequences as well as habitat structure effects. The change in vegetation zones that is occurring corresponds in our time Apparition: to the moving woods that Shakespeare fancifully created Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until in his Macbeth. Art has become reality. Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill e n Th atural movement of woodlands is not an effective Shall come against him. solution to our climate transition, as community members move at different rates and the functioning of the displaced Macbeth responds: habitat elements is challenged by a probable loss of associ- a Th t will never be ated species necessary for sustainability. We rarely know Who can impress the forest, bid the tree the full membership of a mature community necessary for Unfix his earth-bound root? function. For example, the increasing awareness of the role (Macbeth, Act 4, scene 1) of microbial species in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Birnam Woods, Moving Closer, Shadows Our Work

Ecological Restoration , Volume 37 (1) – Mar 18, 2019

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EDITORIAL Birnam Woods, Moving Closer, Shadows Our Work Steven N. Handel e im Th possibility of a forest that could move served to the expected loss of even common species from their cur- rent range. This will have severe economic and social con - quiet fears of the future for a troubled king: sequences as well as habitat structure effects. The change in vegetation zones that is occurring corresponds in our time Apparition: to the moving woods that Shakespeare fancifully created Macbeth shall never vanquish’d be until in his Macbeth. Art has become reality. Great Birnam wood to high Dunsinane hill e n Th atural movement of woodlands is not an effective Shall come against him. solution to our climate transition, as community members move at different rates and the functioning of the displaced Macbeth responds: habitat elements is challenged by a probable loss of associ- a Th t will never be ated species necessary for sustainability. We rarely know Who can impress the forest, bid the tree the full membership of a mature community necessary for Unfix his earth-bound root? function. For example, the increasing awareness of the role (Macbeth, Act 4, scene 1) of microbial species in

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Mar 18, 2019

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