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Climate change may favor large over small bodies

In the drive to survive changing climates, larger herbivores may fare slightly better than their smaller competitors, according to new research from the National...

Life on the edge prepares plants for climate change

In the first study to predict whether different populations of the same plant species can adapt to climate change, scientists from the Max Planck...

The shrinking moose of Isle Royale

Researchers from Michigan Technological University know the smartest way to know a moose is by its brain. Specifically, skull measurements reveal information about body...

Forest resilience declines in face of wildfires

The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a new study on the...

Changes can shake up San Francisco Bay’s invasive species

For many Californians, last year's wet winter triggered a case of whiplash. After five years of drought, rain from October 2016 to February 2017...

Forests with more biodiversity perform better

Forests fulfill numerous important functions, and do so particularly well if they are rich in different species of trees. This is the result of...

Scientists update their ‘warning to humanity’

Scientists have long engaged the public and leaders on crucial matters of environmental stewardship. In 1992, the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with more...

Forests are the key to fresh water

Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but UBC researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as...

Invasive plants are good in pioneering new environments

It's no secret that globalization, aided by climate change, is helping invasive species gain a foothold across the planet. What came as something of...

Trophy hunting may cause extinction in a changing environment

Trophy hunting and other activities involving the targeting of high-quality male animals could lead to the extinction of certain species faced with changing environmental...

Species may appear resilient to climate change

Nature itself can be the best defense against climate change for many species -- at least in the short term -- according to a...

Climate change models of bird impacts pass the test

A major study looking at changes in where UK birds have been found over the past 40 years has validated the latest climate change...

Warmer water linked to change in seabird diet

An increasingly catholic diet among European shags at one of Scotland’s best-studied breeding colonies has been linked to long-term climate change and may have...

Plants emit more CO2 than expected

New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought,...

Species in the north are more vulnerable to climate change

Acclimation means the ability of both animals and plants to adjust their physiology when it gets hotter or colder. In this way, individual organs...