Tag: thermoregulation

February 11, 2019

JWM: Usually adaptive, elk avoid beetle-killed forests

When fire or logging comes to a forest, elk (Cervus canadensis) can usually adapt, but looking at forests in the Rockies, researchers found that elk avoid areas that have been...

September 9, 2016

Patchy shade helps lizards survive the heat

Lizards may be in even worse trouble than ecologists thought. The small, cold-blooded animals are highly sensitive to climate change, and researchers have predicted that around 20 percent of species...