30 Sep '11, 5pm

Could Global Warming Cause Animals to Shrink in Size?

Could Global Warming Cause Animals to Shrink in Size?

SLIDESHOW: 10 Hibernating Animals Climate Change Could Wake Up Nearly all cold-blooded organisms respond to the "temperature-size rule"—a phenomena that attempts to explain why individuals raised in warmer temperatures attain a smaller adult body size. The mechanism that causes this response, however, has never been fully understood, until now. Andrew Hirst, a professor at Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, combed through 40 years of data looking for some clue as to what process was in play. He found that growth rate (how fast an organism increases in mass and size) and development rate (how fast it passes through lifecycle stages) operate somewhat independently—and respond to temperature changes differently. "We've shown that growth and development increase at different rates as temperatures warm," Hirst explained , "the consequences are that at warm...

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