Tag: fossils

July 6, 2022

Arctic mammals respond to changing climate

To understand how Arctic species might respond to climate change, researchers dug into how cold-adapted species responded between previous ice ages. Biologists had concluded that as massive ice sheets retreated,...

April 26, 2021

Functioning ecosystems persist through environmental change

Looking at fossil records, researchers determined the structure of an ecosystem matters more in the face of environmental change than the composition of species in it. Understanding this, they found,...

September 10, 2020

Fossil information can help inform future conservation

By looking at past ecosystem scenarios or paleo-archives, researchers are learning more about how wildlife may react to future climate change scenarios. These records of past landscapes and climate —...

June 15, 2018

To chart coyotes’ expansion, study looks back 10,000 years

The most popular coyote (Canis latrans) range maps that have made their way across the internet — and even into publications such as Nature and National Geographic — are not...

February 1, 2018

Birds and mammals respond quicker to climate change

A look back at fossils and other data from up to 270 million years ago suggests that mammals and birds adapt better to changing climates than their cold-blooded counterparts —...

Tasmanian tiger
July 9, 2015

World Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction, Study Finds

The sixth mass extinction event on the planet is already upon us, according to a new study. “If it is allowed to continue, life would take many millions of years...