Sheridan & Bickford (2011) highlight possible effects of climate change on body size

Our former postdoc colleague Jennifer Sheridan, who just recently moved on to a new post at the University of Alabama and resident herpetologist David Bickford have recently published an article in Nature Climate Change entitled “Shrinking body size as an ecological response to climate change”.  

They compiled evidence of how warming temperatures may lead to various taxa becoming smaller.  The article is an interesting read and has been widely covered by the media including CNN, New York Times, Yahoo and hilariously, even The Onion.

David hopes that this perspective piece stimulates discussion and future scientific study in this area. Let’s hope that it does!

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One thought on “Sheridan & Bickford (2011) highlight possible effects of climate change on body size

  1. Dear Dr. Sheridon, J. and Dr. David
    I am v much interested n would like to learn more about your topic. If I could read your study any more pls send me to dawsanesane@gmail.com

    Sane Sane (Pen-name Green)
    Bachelor Degree for Marine Bio.; Master Degree for Development Studies.by
    Thesis entitled The Study on the “Community-based” Environmental Conservation and Management.
    Yours sincerely
    Green

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