A fossil record of the Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) shows population-wide changes in body size and morphology in response to climate change over the last 3,000 years. The observed changes offer predictions about the response of the species to future climate change, and the impact on the ecosystem. The research is published in the open access journal, BMC Ecology.
The above story is based on materials provided by BioMed Central. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.
Cite This Page:
BioMed Central. "Morphology Of Fossil Salamanders Reflects Climate Change." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 19 September 2005. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050919082534.htm>.
BioMed Central. (2005, September 19). Morphology Of Fossil Salamanders Reflects Climate Change. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 7, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050919082534.htm
BioMed Central. "Morphology Of Fossil Salamanders Reflects Climate Change." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/09/050919082534.htm (accessed March 7, 2014).