Navigation Links
Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early
Date:1/14/2011

Wild red deer on the Isle of Rum, which were featured in the BBC TV series Autumnwatch, are rutting earlier in the year, a study shows.

Scientists believe the annual rutting season on the Isle of Rum could be changing because of warming spring and summer temperatures. The study shows that the rutting and calving seasons are now up to two weeks earlier on average compared with 30 years ago.

The research was based on a 38-year study of the ecology of red deer on the Isle of Rum and used annual records of breeding success in more than 3,000 individually recognisable deer.

Scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh, who maintained the long-term research, say this provides rare evidence that warming temperatures are affecting the behaviour of British mammals.

Dr Dan Nussey of the University of Edinburgh's School of Biological Sciences, who took part in the study, said: "Although many kinds of plants and animals are known to be reproducing earlier, evidence that this is happening in large mammals is very unusual. However, we still do not know exactly what is causing these changes in the timing of the deer's annual cycle. Much more work is needed to understand whether similar changes are taking place in deer populations elsewhere, and what the implications of such changes will be."

Professor Tim Clutton-Brock of the University of Cambridge's Department of Zoology, who maintained the long-term research on Rum for 35 years and initiated the project, said: "Long term studies that can track the life histories of individuals have a crucial role to play in measuring the effects of climate change because they can identify the reasons for changes in survival and breeding success. The continuation of long-term studies like the one on Rum is crucial if we want to fully understand the consequences of climate warming for wild animal populations."

Sarah Bentley, SNH operational manager in West Highland, said: "
'/>"/>

Contact: Genevieve Maul
Genevieve.maul@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Greener climate prediction shows plants slow warming
2. Tropical forest diversity increased during ancient global warming event
3. NOAA: Tagged narwhals track warming near Greenland
4. Women more likely than men to accept global warming
5. Risk of beetle outbreaks rise, along with temperature, in the warming West
6. UF study shows carnivore species shrank during global warming event
7. Charcoal takes some heat off global warming
8. Butterflies shed light on how some species respond to global warming
9. Ice-free ocean may not absorb CO2, a component in global warming
10. Study finds black carbon implicated in global warming
11. Unaccounted feedbacks from climate-induced ecosystem changes may increase future climate warming
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... group members to reduce aggression and gain access to ... grooming activities shows a certain pattern across the day. ... Biology Letters . , Grooming between individuals in ... motives. To be groomed has hygienic benefits and is ... can provide access to infants, mating opportunities and high ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... explored two different ways that allow unprecedented experimental ... formation of oxygen molecules in photosynthesis. The two ... Nature Communications . , "The new knowledge ... water oxidation, which are key components for building ... solar energy in fuels like hydrogen, ethanol or ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... of kidney injury related to the use of hydroxyethyl ... HES molecules, according to a report in Anesthesia ... Research Society (IARS). , The "total mass of HES ... human renal proximal tubule cells (PTCs), concludes the laboratory ... Hospital Wrzburg, Austria. Other factorssuch as differences in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Baboons groom early in the day to get benefits later 2Molecular snapshots of oxygen formation in photosynthesis 2In lab studies, hydroxyethyl starch has direct harmful effects on kidney cells 2
... geology as in cancer research, the silver bullet theory always ... wrong. For geologists who study mass extinctions, the silver ... an asteroid is the prime suspect only in the most ... Bottjer. The cataclysm 65 million years ago wiped out the ...
... PORTLAND, Ore. The National Institutes of Health has ... American scientists led by Oregon Health & Science University ... biofuels technology from marine mollusks for development in the ... Philippine archipelago whose waters are inhabited by an estimated ...
... Based on its recent,analysis of the noninvasive ... with the 2008 North American Award for Technology,Innovation ... optics-based,stand-off iris recognition system., The innovative iris ... identify a subject,s iris at a stand-off,distance of ...
Cached Biology News:Extinction by asteroid a rarity 2Discovering drugs, biofuels in tropical seas 2Discovering drugs, biofuels in tropical seas 3Discovering drugs, biofuels in tropical seas 4Frost & Sullivan Recognizes AOptix Technologies for its Pioneering Contribution to Security through Noninvasive Biometrics 2Frost & Sullivan Recognizes AOptix Technologies for its Pioneering Contribution to Security through Noninvasive Biometrics 3Frost & Sullivan Recognizes AOptix Technologies for its Pioneering Contribution to Security through Noninvasive Biometrics 4
(Date:7/10/2014)... CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 Senior ... institutions and professional associations, addressed the challenges of “Reducing ... Medical Device Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the partnership ... with the Supply Chain Management Institute ( SCMI) ... event on June 24 at the Kroc Institute of ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Utah , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ ... annotation and interpretation, today announced an agreement ... (NGS) analytics for Lineagen,s NextStep Dx ... of neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders, currently offers ... microarray (CMA) testing service used by healthcare ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... fight against terrorism with the creation of a sensor ... use of light and special glass fibres. , Published ... , the researchers describe a novel optical fibre sensor ... 6.3 ppm (parts per million). It requires an analysis ... detection has involved looking for metals that encase them ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... quantum Hall effect in bilayer graphene and shown that ... an electric field. , The fractional quantum Hall ... sheets are exposed to large magnetic fields, is a ... electrons behave as a single system. However, while the ... details of this collective behavior remain not well understood, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 2Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 3Biotech & Biopharm Supply Chain Management Executives Launch BSMA in San Diego 4Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 2Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 3Tute Genomics Platform Selected to Provide Clinical Interpretation for Lineagen's NextStepDx PLUS Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Diagnostic Test 4Detecting trace amounts of explosives with light 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 2Columbia researchers observe tunable quantum behavior in bilayer graphene 3
... 5 - Evoke Pharma, Inc., a privately-held specialty ... Phase 2b clinical trial to evaluate EVK-001 for the ... is a syndrome characterized by delayed emptying of the ... absence of mechanical obstruction. Diabetes is an important cause ...
... Study Published in the Journal of Rheumatology Examines ... Gout PatientsEAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5 Savient ... today the print publication of the Savient-supported longitudinal ... gout (TFG). The objective of the study was ...
... Milestone Payment from GlaxoSmithKlineMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 5 ... identified an orally bioavailable small molecule antagonist of ... clinical development. The acceptance of the molecule ... milestone payment from the alliance with GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: ...
Cached Biology Technology:Evoke Pharma, Inc. Initiates Phase 2b Metoclopramide Intranasal Trial (MINT) in Patients With Diabetic Gastroparesis 2Evoke Pharma, Inc. Initiates Phase 2b Metoclopramide Intranasal Trial (MINT) in Patients With Diabetic Gastroparesis 3Disability and Poor Quality of Life Associated With Treatment Failure Gout Patients 2Disability and Poor Quality of Life Associated With Treatment Failure Gout Patients 3Disability and Poor Quality of Life Associated With Treatment Failure Gout Patients 4ChemoCentryx Identifies Novel Small Molecule C5aR Antagonist 2ChemoCentryx Identifies Novel Small Molecule C5aR Antagonist 3ChemoCentryx Identifies Novel Small Molecule C5aR Antagonist 4
Alexa Fluor 647 anti-mouse Qa-2...
... The Luminex 100 Instrument System is ... assays using Upstate's Beadlyte reagents. The ... Dell computer with software version 1.7, ... Delivery System. Upstate offers $2000 in ...
EDG-6 Lysate Source: Cell Lysate Application: Western Blotting Control Form: IgG...
PC12 (rat phaeochromocytoma) cells Source: Cell Lysate Form: Ready to Use Application: Western Blotting Control...
Biology Products: