Scientists studying grey wolves in Yellowstone national park have developed a method to predict how animals will respond to climate change.
The discoveries gleaned from the study, published on Thursday in Science, could eventually help scientists discover which animals are more resilient to climate change – and which would be at most immediate risk of extinction.
“We now have the tools to determine how wolves would react to climate change,” said Tim Coulson, a professor of life sciences at Imperial College London, who led the study. “With any luck, in the future we can apply the methods developed from the wolves down to small mites or to large herbivores.”
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