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2010-08-06 17:06:37

Research suggests coping with global warming has a genetic component With global warming and climate change making headlines nearly every day, it could be reassuring to know that some creatures might cope by gradually moving to new areas as their current ones become less hospitable. Nevertheless, natural relocation of species is not something that can be taken for granted, according to Jessica Hellmann, Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame Department of Biological Science in...

2009-08-11 10:40:22

A U.S. researcher says climate change affects are as important to animals as they are to insects such as butterflies and beetles. Animals such as polar bears, tigers and dolphins are tremendously important, but mostly because they help define how we think about our relationship with the natural world, University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Jessica Hellmann said. But when it comes to the functioning of ecosystems, insects are where it's at. They carry diseases, they pollinate and they...

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2009-07-29 15:05:00

If it were up to Jessica Hellmann, insects such as butterflies and beetles would wield just as much conservation clout as traditional conservation icons, such as polar bears, tigers and dolphins.Why?"Animals such as polar bears, tigers and dolphins are tremendously important, but mostly because they help define how we think about our relationship with the natural world," says Hellmann. "But when it comes to the functioning of ecosystems, insects are where it's at."Why are insects so...

2009-06-23 14:23:44

A new study by a team of researchers led by Jessica Hellmann, assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, offers interesting insights into how species may, or may not, change their geographic range "” the place where they live on earth "” under climate change. The lead author on the paper is recent Notre Dame doctoral degree recipient Shannon Pelini. Researchers have hypothesized that populations near the northern boundaries of geographic ranges in...

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2009-05-26 07:18:02

Scientists debate if, when and how to relocate plants, animals and insects whose habitats have been damaged by climate change Scientists are, for the first time, objectively evaluating ways to help species adapt to rapid climate change and other environmental threats via strategies that were considered too radical for serious consideration as recently as five or 10 years ago. Among these radical strategies currently being considered is so-called "managed relocation." Managed relocation, which...


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