Climate change and British wildlife
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 - 19:30 to 20:30
A lecture by Professor Jane Hill, Department of Biology, University of York Global climates are changing and many plants and animals are responding to these changes, for example by altering the timing of events such as budburst, and by shifting their ranges to track climate. In Britain, the northwards expansions of insects to colonise areas that have become more climatically suitable have been observed. Britain is a great place to study the responses of species to climate change because we have a tradition of monitoring and recording that goes back to Victorian times, and so we have detailed records for species over long periods of time. Professor Hill will present results from studies at the University of York showing how species have responded to recent climate changes and the problems they face from the ‘double whammy’ of climate change and destruction of their natural habitats, and will also talk about ways in which we might help conserve species in these environmentally challenging times.
Biodiversity, Environmental Science, Nature and Topical Science
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