22 Aug '11, 10pm

Movin' On Up – Global Warming Forcing Plants, Animals North & Up Slope

Movin' On Up – Global Warming Forcing Plants, Animals North & Up Slope

While some plant and animal species thrive in warming temperatures (which can open new zones to colonize), many plant and animal species are adapted to ecological niches that fall within a relatively narrow temperature range. As temperatures rise, these species’ survival often depends upon moving to cooler locales, such as higher-up mountain slopes. This of course, brings the migrating species into contact with the already established (in that niche) species. This can result in co-existence (a new, stable ecological web), or a reshuffling of the web. Amongst similar species (such as moths and birds), the result is often increased competition over food sources and/or the up-slope-migrating species driving out the previously established one.

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2011/08/22/movin-on-up-global-warmi...

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