Monthly Archives: March 2020

When it comes to climate, plants and animals are not so different | Beta site for NSF

Despite fundamental differences in their biology, plants and animals are strikingly similar in how they have evolved in response to climate, according to a new study. national science foundation-funded study published this week in Nature ecology and evolution. “When it’s sunny and warm where the animals are at any given time, most can just move […]

When it comes to climate, plants and animals are not so different | NSF

Research News When it comes to climate, plants and animals are not that different Plants, animals remarkably similar in their responses to changing environmental conditions Tropical plants, animal species, like this leaf frog, live in a narrower range than temperate species March 26, 2020 Despite fundamental differences in their biology, plants and animals are strikingly […]

Plants and animals are not so different when it comes to climate

By Daniel Stolte, University Communications March 24, 2020 A Mexican leaf frog, photographed near Alamos, Mexico. Plant and animal species from the tropics, like this frog, have been found to occur in a narrower temperature range than temperate species, which may make tropical species much more vulnerable to climate change. (Photo: John J. Wiens) Despite […]