Climate warming is altering animals' gut microbes, which are critical to their health and survival
September 27, 2020
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)
Sasha Greenspan, University of Alabama
(THE CONVERSATION) It seems like each day scientists report more dire consequences of climate change on animals and plants worldwide. Birds that are migrating later in the year can't find enough food. Plants are flowering before their insect pollinators hatch. Prey species have less stamina to escape predators. In short, climatic shifts that affect one organism are likely to trigger ripple effects that can disturb the structure and function...