Friday, February 7, 2014

After our talk on the theory of speciation in the Amazon due to past glacial fluctuations, I was thinking about what kind of forcing current climate change may cause in terms of speciation. This article covers a few of examples of species that are being forced to change how they interact with their environment. Do you think these environmental changes could cause speciation? Maybe a pregnant polar bear will be taken on a floating ice cap to Hawaii!
^A foraging Pika. Some Pika populations have been observed migrating south, and changing their eating habits.^
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-proves-a-survival-experiment-for-wildlife/

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