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Tropical mountain regions in Ecuador face significant impacts from climate change. Over the past two hundred years, vegetation on the Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador has migrated over 500 meters upslope.
Crocodiles roamed areas of Wyoming and Canada 50 million years ago, enjoying the temperate climates. But since these areas are so far from ocean warming effects, scientists wondered how they remained habitable for large aquatic reptiles.
It turns out that trematodes and other parasitic flatworms live in larger numbers in temperate regions, contrary to the global norm of greater biodiversity in warm temperatures.
Only a small percentage of closely related animal species will have contact due to climate change by end of century, say researchers.
New research indicates that extreme climate swings - lasting tens of millions of years - were too much for the dinos and kept them out of the tropics, solving one of science's longstanding mysteries.
Despite the fact that long-necked, herbivore dinosaurs (sauropodomorphs) were likely a common sight in the higher altitudes of Earth's supercontinent 30 million years ago, none of these species elected to head south. Now paleontologists think they have determined why it took an additional 15 million years for these massive dinos to move to the tropics.
During the last Ice Age, massive slabs of ice covered much of North America, but new research now shows that calving icebergs resulted in a huge influx of freshwater that increased the production of the greenhouse gas, methane, in tropical wetlands.
With a little bit of luck, China has helped to reverse global forest loss despite ongoing large-scale deforestation in the tropics, according to recent research.
As the global climate continues to change and extreme weather becomes the new norm, annual rainfall is expected to increase in certain parts of the tropics. Now new observations have shown that more big thunderstorms are behind this boost in total tropical rainfall.
A woodland bat species, better known for flying in temperate forests, has taken to the tropics, flying thousands of miles from its known range to sweat it out in southern India's rainforest, according to a new study.
As climate change causes oceans to warm, tropical waters are getting far too hot for fish to handle, forcing hoards of marine fish and invertebrates to take to the poles, according to a new study.
Tropical species will be most vulnerable to rising temperatures, as the discrepancy between physiological thermal limits and projected temperatures is highest in tropical regions, according to a new study.