Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed

The southern Appalachian Mountains are home to 10 percent of global salamander diversity. But current predictions indicate that 70 to 85 percent of this habitat will become unsuitable for salamanders by 2080 due to rising temperatures caused by climate change. Scientists shows that this extinction risk might be overestimated, because previous research largely ignored the salamanders' abilities to acclimate. Researchers now project that plasticity reduces extinction risk by up to 72 percent.

Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed

The plethora of salamanders living in the southern Appalachian Mountains might be in less danger from the effects of global warming than previously believed, according to new research published ...

Wed 11 Jul 18 from Phys.org

Salamanders show more resistance to global warming than previously believed, Wed 11 Jul 18 from ScienceDaily

Salamanders have ‘tricks up their sleeves’ for weathering climate change

Rising temperatures and drying air pose problems for plants and animals around the planet. Amphibians, with their permeable skin and inability to travel far, are considered to be among the most ...

Thu 12 Jul 18 from Mongabay.com

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