How temperature guides where species live, where they’ll go

Posted by on February 15, 2017 5:04 pm
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A new study could prove significant in answering among the most enduring questions for ecologists: Why do species live where they do, and what are the factors that keep them there? The ranges of animals in the world’s temperate mountain areas — often presumed to be determined by competition — may actually be determined more by temperature and habitat. The findings indicate that species living in temperate mountain habitats could face even greater repercussions from climate change than previously thought.

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