Top Predators Key to Extinctions as Planet Warms (1 of 3) (image) Yale University Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a wolf, and a top predator, in Denali National Park, Alaska. Climate change is likely to have strong effects on top consumer species like these and, in turn, affect many more species within the natural community. Credit Tom Meier, National Park Service Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.