Climate Change & its Impacts on Species
Changes in climatic conditions can impact wildlife in many ways: for example it can reduce (or increase) breeding success; it can modify individuals’ energetic costs; it can alter food availability. There are four ways in which a species can respond to changes in environmental conditions:
1. Thrive: the species is capable of living under the new set of conditions as it is.
2. Adapt: the species is capable of surviving changes in conditions by changing its ecology.
3. Move: the species’ distribution range will contract or shift to remain under suitable conditions.
4. Go extinct (locally or globally): the species is not capable of surviving changing conditions, nor adapting nor moving.
Tracking marine vertebrate response to climate change
60 seconds with...Paul Jepson, on his project
Extreme natural events and Natural Population die offs
60 seconds with...Eric Isai Ameca, on his project