Global change impacts on cacti (Cactaceae): current threats, challenges and conservation solutions

By Kevin R Hultine, Tania Hernández-Hernández, David G Williams, Shannon E Albeke, Newton Tran, Raul Puente, Eugenio Larios

Annals of Botany, mcad040, Published: 21 March 2023

A review of threats to cacti growing in arid regions in the light of climate change, focussing on (1) increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations; (2) increases in mean annual temperatures and heat waves; (3) increases in the duration, frequency and intensity of droughts; and (4) and increases in competition and wildfire frequency from invasion by non-native species.

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