The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are especially vulnerable to heat stress caused by climate change. “We discovered that murres have the lowest cooling efficiency ever reported in birds, which means they have […]
McGill University has found that climate change has had an impact on the size and composition of the Maya population of Itzan, a lowland city in present-day Guatemala. These findings were published in Quaternary Sciences Reviews. They show that both droughts as well as very wet periods lead to significant population declines. These results were based on […]
Genetic changes in threespine stickleback fish driven by seasonal shifts could help scientists predict how certain species will adapt to new environments. Climate change is… The post Which Animals Will Survive Climate Change? Genetic Changes Help Scientists Predict appeared first on SciTechDaily.
Climate change is exacerbating problems like habitat loss and temperatures swings that have already pushed many animal species to the brink. But can scientists predict which animals will be able to adapt and survive? Using genome sequencing, researchers from McGill University show that some fish, like the threespine stickleback, can adapt very rapidly to extreme seasonal changes. […]
Like rings in a tree trunk, a narwhal’s tusk provides a window into changing conditions in the Arctic. In the Arctic, climate change and pollution… The post Narwhal Spiraled Tusks Reveal Toxic Mercury Exposure Related to Climate Change appeared first on SciTechDaily.