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Public Release: 19-Sep-2014
Ecology
Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance
Rising temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns may get the lion's share of our climate change attention, but predators may want to give some thought to wind, according to a University of Wisconsin Madison zoologist's study, which is among the first to demonstrate the way 'global stilling' may alter predator-prey relationships.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brandon Barton
btbarton@wisc.edu
608-262-9226
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Journal of Ecology
Tropical fish a threat to Mediterranean Sea ecosystems
The tropical rabbitfish which have devastated algal forests in the eastern Mediterranean Sea pose a major threat to the entire Mediterranean basin if their distribution continues to expand as the climate warms, a new study warns. Researchers surveyed more than 1000 kilometers of coastline in Turkey and Greece, where two species of plant-eating rabbitfish have become dominant, and found regions with abundant rabbitfish had become rocky barrens.

Contact: Deborah Smith
deborah.smith@unsw.edu.au
61-047-849-2060
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 18-Sep-2014
Global Ecology and Biogeography
Fall foliage season may be later, but longer on warmer Earth
The fall foliage season in some areas of the United States could come much later and possibly last a little longer by the end of the century as climate change causes summer temperatures to linger later into the year, according to Princeton University researchers. The delay could result in a longer growing season that would affect carbon uptake, agriculture, water supplies and animal behavior, among many other areas.

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

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Asian Lady Beetle in a Soybean Field

Asian Lady Beetle in a Soybean Field
An asian lady beetle rests on a plant in a soybean field in this time-exposure image. New research suggests that diminishing wind speeds caused by climate change affect the ability of such insects to ...

Contact: Brandon Barton
btbarton@wisc.edu
608-262-9226
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Foliage (1 of 2)

Foliage (1 of 2)
The researchers also found that the timing of leaf change is more sensitive to temperature in warmer areas than in colder regions -- the more southern the region, the more likely there is to be a ...

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

Foliage (2 of 2)

Foliage (2 of 2)
The autumn foliage season in some areas of the United States could come much later and possibly last a little longer by the end of the century as climate change causes summer temperatures to linger ...

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University

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