Latest Effect of climate change on plant biodiversity Stories
Unless greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized, the average location on Earth will experience a radically different climate by the year 2047, experts from the University of Hawaii, Manoa claim in research published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature.
A new study has shed light on the potential of birds to survive in the face of climate change.
Global warming is causing plant and animal species to alter their geographic ranges and the timing of key life events such as migrating, flowering, or laying eggs.
As part of an effort to better understand and predict how animals will respond to changing environmental conditions associated with global warming, researchers have published a pair of studies investigating why some species move in response to climate change and where they go.
Yale and University of Connecticut researchers report that more extinctions will take place due to global warming should "scientists fail to account for interactions among species in their models."
Plants are leafing out and flowering sooner each year than predicted by results from controlled environmental warming experiments, according to data from a major new archive of historical observations assembled with the help of a NASA researcher.
Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress.
To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past.
By 2100, global climate change will modify plant communities covering almost half of Earth's land surface and will drive the conversion of nearly 40 percent of land-based ecosystems from one major ecological community type - such as forest, grassland or tundra - toward another.
The ranges of species will have to change dramatically as a result of climate change between now and 2100 because the climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt.
- Growing in low tufty patches.