Earth’s Coldest Forests Are Shifting Northward With Climate Change – Biodiversity and Wildfire Risks

New research from Northern Arizona University shows rising temperatures are causing Earth’s coldest forests to shift northward, raising concerns about biodiversity, an increased risk of wildfires, and mounting impacts of climate change on northern communities. Logan Berner, assistant research professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber ​​Systems (SICCS) and Scott Goetz, Regents’ professor … Read more

Will an Imperiled Butterfly Survive Climate Change? It Depends on Shifting Rainfall Patterns

Photo of the Miami blue butterfly (Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri). Recent research suggests that changes in precipitation related to climate change will have a greater impact on the Miami blue population than changes in temperature. Credit: Jaret Daniels When we think of climate change, we often imagine how a warmer world will impact species, but a … Read more