Weblinks and publications

Posted on February 17, 2017 by ilyamaclean


Click here for a meta-database of microclimate data available in the UK.

Click here for a repository for R functions to model microclimate.

Click here for Wineclim: our online tool for mapping climate risks.

R microclim package v.1

Download "zip" file for Windows, or the "tar" files for other installations.

microclim_1.0.2.tar (65k) Dec 18, 2013, 7:28 PM

microclim_1.0.2.tar.gz (13k) Dec 18, 2013, 7:27 PM (54k) Dec 18, 2013, 7:28 PM

microclim_1.0.3.tar (68k) Jan 18, 2014, 9:17 PM

microclim_1.0.3.tar.gz (14k) Jan 18, 2014, 9:17 PM (55k) Jan 18, 2014, 9:17 PM

All files developed by: Richard Gunton

Please note that the current version is not yet fully up-to-date. The function for ground temperatures ("micEuroclim") will be updated to use the coefficients described in our paper: "Predicting ground temperatures across European landscapes" (RM Gunton, C Polce, WE Kunin) in Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 532–542 (2015). This is available at:

Data used in the above publication can be downloaded here.

Modelling papers

Maclean I, Suggitt AJ, Wilson RJ, Duffy JP, Bennie JJ (2017) Fine‐scale climate change: modelling spatial variation in biologically meaningful rates of warming. Global Change Biology, 23, 256-268. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13343

Gunton RM, Polce C, Kunin WE (2015) Predicting ground temperatures across European landscapes. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 532-542. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12355

Maclean IM, Bennie JJ, Scott AJ, Wilson RJ (2012) A high-resolution model of soil and surface water conditions. Ecological Modelling, 237, 109-119. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.03.029

Bennie J, Wiltshire A, Joyce A et al. (2010) Characterising inter-annual variation in the spatial pattern of thermal microclimate in a UK upland using a combined empirical–physical model. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150, 12-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.07.014

Bennie J, Huntley B, Wiltshire A, Hill MO, Baxter R (2008) Slope, aspect and climate: spatially explicit and implicit models of topographic microclimate in chalk grassland. Ecological Modelling, 216, 47-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.04.010

Application papers

Huntley B, Allen JR, Bennie J, Collingham YC, Miller PA, Suggitt AJ (2017) Climatic Disequilibrium Threatens Conservation Priority Forests. Conservation Letters.

Mosedale JR, Abernethy KE, Smart RE, Wilson RJ, Maclean I (2016) Climate change impacts and adaptive strategies: lessons from the grapevine. Global Change Biology, 22, 3814-3828.

Greenwood O, Mossman HL, Suggitt AJ, Curtis RJ, Maclean I (2016) Using in situ management to conserve biodiversity under climate change. Journal of Applied Ecology.

Maclean IMD, Hopkins JJ, Bennie J, Lawson CR, Wilson RJ (2015) Microclimates buffer the responses of plant communities to climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 1340-1350.

Mosedale JR, Wilson RJ, Maclean IM (2015) Climate change and crop exposure to adverse weather: changes to frost risk and grapevine flowering conditions. PloS one, 10, e0141218.

Bennie J, Wilson R, Maclean I, Suggitt A (2014) Seeing the woods for the trees – when is microclimate important in species distribution models? Global Change Biology, 20, 2699-2700.

Bennie J, Hodgson JA, Lawson CR et al. (2013) Range expansion through fragmented landscapes under a variable climate. Ecology Letters, 16, 921-929.

Bennie J, Kubin E, Wiltshire A, Huntley B, Baxter R (2010) Predicting spatial and temporal patterns of bud‐burst and spring frost risk in north‐west Europe: the implications of local adaptation to climate. Global Change Biology, 16, 1503-1514.

Bennie J, Hill MO, Baxter R, Huntley B (2006) Influence of slope and aspect on long‐term vegetation change in British chalk grasslands. Journal of ecology, 94, 355-368.