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Undisciplined: climate change is for the birds

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. 


Shoshannah Buxbaum is a multimedia journalist with a passion for telling narrative-driven stories about health, politics and culture. She's reported features, news spots and a half-hour special for Utah Public Radio. Before that she spent nearly six years at NJ PBS where she worked her way up from intern to producer. She’s a graduate from the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.