Undisciplined: climate change is for the birds

Oct 14, 2021

A bird on a tree branch.
Credit Darryl Kirby

Climate change is profoundly affecting animals, but not only in the ways you might be thinking of. Compelling new research suggests that animals are shape-shifting to adapt. Birds beaks are getting bigger, mouse tails longer, all in an effort to better regulate their body temperatures.  

Sara Ryding is the lead author of this study published in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution. Sara is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Integrative Ecology at Deakin University in Austrailia.