Discussion Questions

Questions for Introduction of Ecological Change, Range Fluctuations, and Population Dynamics

  • What is the Pleistocene?
  • How is the Pleistocene similar but different to today?

Questions for Novel Climate paper

  • What are no-analog communities and why did they show up in the Pleistocene?
  • Are the issues that created non-analog communities in the past likely to be issues in the future? Why?
  • Are there different challenges for species with global vs. regionally novel climates?
  • What are the challenges for predicting species responses to regionally or globally novel climates?
  • What do changes in the past tell us about what to expect in the future?
  • What does the past tell us about the challenges we may face with forecasting?