Past climate change pushed birds from the northern hemisphere to the tropics

Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: evolution animal climate-change spotlight-on-sustainability-and-the-environment spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation birds palaeoclimatology

Species ‘hotspots’ created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed depending on climate

New research reveals that biodiversity ‘hotspots’ in the tropics produced new species at faster rates over the last 25 million years, but those in temperate regions are instead full of migrant species that likely sought refuge from shifting and cooling climates.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 6, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: evolution biodiversity spotlight-on-biodiversity-conservation mammals birds

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