Friday, 19 September 2014

The quick and the dead among tropical reptiles

Date:
September 15, 2014

Source:
Dartmouth College

Summary:
Some tropical reptiles may be able to adapt quickly to climate change rather than go extinct as widely expected, a study finds. The research is the first direct measurement of climate-driven natural selection on the thermal physiology of a wildlife species -- in other words, survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world.

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