Daily Archives: May 9, 2010

Coral and Global Warming: Diversity in Some Coral Populations May Affect Their Survival

An international team of marine biologists has found that existing diversity in some coral populations may significantly influence their response to extreme temperature disturbances — such as those predicted from climate warming. The team demonstrated that natural selection acting on … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Mountain Building affects Mammal Diversity Patterns

If you travel from the tropics to the poles,  you’ll notice that the diversity of mammals declines with distance from the equator. Move from lowland to mountains, and you’ll see diversity increase as the landscape becomes more varied. Ecologists have … Continue reading

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