For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
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.^