Environmental conditions play a key role in defining the function and distribution of plants in combination with other factors changes in long term environmental conditions that can be collectively coined climate change are known to have had enormous impacts on current plant diversity patterns further impacts are expected in the future. Climate change and other environmental changes can have major impacts on plant communities researchers have assessed current methods of understanding the impact of these global changes on vegetation and outlined the implications for future research vegetation is highly dynamic and likely to respond in complex ways to environmental changes. How do plants affect the environment sarah hasnain environmental issues plants all over the world are being threatened in a variety of ways the most major threat to plant diversity is agriculture in canada the local grasses that inhabited the prairie provinces were cleared out when agriculture began climate change is also . Climate change and plants historical climate change has had a profound effect on current biogeography so we can expect our ongoing and rapid climate change to have as great an effect climate change has important implications for nearly every aspect of life on earth and effects are already being felt. If shifts in vegetation simply involve replacement of species with similar functional roles impacts on ecosystem services will be modest however if climate change creates new temporal niches and novel climates then it will be the outcome of climate vegetation interactions that determines shifts in ecological services synopsis
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