The figure shows the expected average percentage of stable area of 856 plant species for two different climate scenarios by 2100. The S550e scenario corresponds to a stabilisation at 550 ppm CO2 equivalent and a global mean temperature increase of 2°C, the baseline scenario corresponds to a global mean temperature increase of more than 3°C.
Alkemade, R., Bakkenes, M. und Eickhout, B., 2011, 'Towards a general relationship between climate change and biodiversity: an example for plant species in Europe', Regional Environmental Change, 11, S.143–150
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