News tagged with species distributions

Species on the move having a big impact

Changes in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species as a result of climate change are affecting human wellbeing around the world, posing new health risks, economics threats and conflicts over resources.

dateMar 31, 2017 in Ecology
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Biodiversity is more than just a numbers game

A new look at one of ecology's unsolved puzzles—why biodiversity is higher in the tropics compared with colder regions—revealed that while this long-recognized pattern holds true for the sheer number of species, it does ...

dateOct 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Marine life spawns sooner as oceans warm

Warming oceans are impacting the breeding patterns and habitat of marine life, effectively re-arranging the broader marine landscape as species adjust to a changing climate, according to a three-year international study published ...

dateAug 06, 2013 in Environment
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