Navigation Links
Studies shed light on why species stay or go in response to climate change
Date:8/17/2012

Berkeley Two new studies by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, provide a clearer picture of why some species move in response to climate change, and where they go.

One study, published online Monday, Aug. 6, in the journal Global Change Biology, finds that changes in precipitation have been underappreciated as a factor in driving bird species out of their normal range. In the other study, published today (Wednesday, Aug. 15) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, researchers found a sharp decrease in range for the Belding's ground squirrel, but noted some surprising areas where the species found refuge.

The two studies exemplify the type of research being explored through the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology, or BiGCB, an ambitious effort to better understand and predict how plants and animals will respond to changing environmental conditions by studying how they have responded to earlier periods of climate change.

The first study's findings challenge the conventional reliance on temperature as the only climate-related force impacting where species live. The authors noted that as many as 25 percent of species have shifted in directions that were not predicted in response to temperature changes, yet few attempts have been made to investigate this.

"Our results redefine the fundamental model of how species should respond to future climate change," said study lead author Morgan Tingley, who began the research as a graduate student in UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. "We find that precipitation changes can have a major, opposing influence to temperature in a species' range shift. Climate change may actually be tearing communities of organisms apart."

The findings are based upon data gathered from the Grinnell Resurvey Project, which retraces the steps of Joseph Grinnell, founder of the UC Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology,
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@berkeley.edu
510-643-7741
University of California - Berkeley
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Studies reveal structure of EV71, a virus causing childhood illnesses
2. Collaborative preclinical efficacy studies suggest a new target for drug addiction treatment
3. Autism Speaks awards $1.1 million to fund high priority studies
4. Improving equine health: Research studies vaccinations to protect newborn foals
5. Miniature Sandia sensors may advance climate studies
6. 2 Cell Transplantation studies impact dental stem cell research for therapeutic purposes
7. GSA Bulletin presents studies in Antarctica, Italy, Mexico, Algeria, Mongolia, and more
8. Preclinical studies use specialized ultrasound to detect presence of cancer
9. FirstMark Scientific Board of Advisors Meet to Discuss New Clinical Studies for PREvent
10. New studies show spinal cord injury and ALS respond to cell transplantation
11. First GWAS studies of obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome published
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Studies shed light on why species stay or go in response to climate change
(Date:9/21/2014)... University of California, San Diego, have developed a program ... the activity of genes based on sequences of DNA. ... application to human embryonic cells in a paper published ... "All of our cells have the same blueprint, the ... Whitaker, lead author of the report. "Skin cells protect, ...
(Date:9/21/2014)... researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the ... original tumor sites, travel through the blood stream and ... This process, known as metastasis, can cause cancer to ... patients who succumb to cancer fall prey to metastatic ... professor of bioengineering who describes a new therapeutic approach ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... of Oklahoma biology professor will study multifunctional and ... movements with a National Science Foundation grant in ... , Ari Berkowitz, professor in the Department of ... focus on the differences between the multifunctional and ... neurotransmitters they use and what connections they make. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Program predicts placement of chemical tags that control gene activity 2Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading 2Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading 3Stanford researchers create 'evolved' protein that may stop cancer from spreading 4
... to save a species in the 21st century? The specter ... as 35 percent, has some scientists and managers considering taking ... relocation (MR) is literally the physical relocation of endangered or ... and foreign geographical climes. It addresses the concern that climate ...
... at the National Institutes of Health have found that ... cell energy metabolism appear to increase the risk for ... the enzyme phosphodiesterase 11A (PDE11A), which helps regulate a ... studies by NIH researchers have linked genetic variations that ...
... greatly from our real-life partner, according to new research from ... France. The research found that our actual partners are of ... we would ideally choose. The study, which was ... PLoS ONE , found that most men and women express ...
Cached Biology News:Climate change forcing a 'move it or lose it' approach to species conservation? 2Climate change forcing a 'move it or lose it' approach to species conservation? 3Gene variations that alter key enzyme linked to prostate cancer 2Study shows real partners are no match for ideal mate 2
(Date:9/22/2014)... have developed a unique nanoscale device that for ... The discovery could have major implications for creating ... and communication. , The research paper by University ... Mo Li and his graduate student Huan Li ... the October issue of Nature Nanotechnology . ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... 2014 US demand to rise 3.9% annually ... is forecast to rise 3.9 percent per year to ... projected to increase 1.3 percent per year to 1.5 ... in construction expenditures will support demand for biocides in ... growth in consumer spending and manufacturing output will support ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. ... Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on ... with a focus on the Chinese situation. ... including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The ...
(Date:9/22/2014)... D.C (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 FierceBiotech ... top privately held biotechnology companies of 2014. FierceBiotech ... companies before selecting this year’s winners. Those selected ... biotechnology companies in the industry. , "It's ... new group of Fierce 15 companies," said Carroll. "This ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Engineers show light can play seesaw at the nanoscale 2US Biocides Market 2US Biocides Market 3Global and Chinese Microcrystalline Cellulose Industry Report 2014 2FierceBiotech Announces Annual “Fierce 15” Winners of 2014 2
... industry will face many serious issues over the next ... rigors of engineering better biofuels and bioproducts. But few ... the 20,000 convention visitors at BIO '06. , ... ,A walk-through in Chicago's massive McCormick Place demonstrates just ...
... and discovery. From medicine to manufacturing, some of the ... our state. Today, amid a revolution in biotechnology and ... ,From developing innovative new sources of renewable energy that ... oil to working to find cures to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's ...
... Chicago The biotechnology industry has a job to ... luncheon attended by thousands at the BIO Chicago conference. , ... infectious diseases, guard against pandemics, create crops that can feed ... such as ethanol, and confront global warming head on. , ...
Cached Biology Technology:My-oh, it's BIO! Where sales hype and science collide 2Making Wisconsin the biotechnology leader 2Making Wisconsin the biotechnology leader 3Clinton says world needs biofuels, GM crops, and more answers 2Clinton says world needs biofuels, GM crops, and more answers 3
Rabbit polyclonal to STUB1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 10273 SwissProtID: Q9UNE7...
... which pioneered the blending of thermostable DNA ... Expand Long Template PCR Systems, now introduces ... the first product of a family of ... combines Taq DNA Polymerase with a novel ...
... polymers) are prepared by ... the enzyme, polynucleotide phosphorylase, ... the appropriate, ribonucleoside diphosphate ... exception of catalog number ...
... stainless-steel shaker flask clips, purpose-designed to firmly ... All clips are equipped with a top ... include a bottom retainer spring, and silicon ... expensive glassware. Clips include the required ...
Biology Products: