The billions of tons of carbon dioxide we’re pumping into the atmosphere each year may be undoing millions of years of evolution in a geological blink of time. The last time CO2 levels were as high as they are today was about twenty three million years ago.
Peer Reviewed Articles:
- Stewart J.A.E., Perrine J.D., Nichols L.B., Thorne J.H., Millar C.I., Goehring K.E., Massing C.P., & Wright D.H. (2015) Revisiting the past to foretell the future: summer temperature and habitat area predict pika extirpations in California. Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.12466
- Stewart J.A.E. & Wright D.H. (2012) Assessing persistence of the American pika at historic localities in California’s northern Sierra Nevada. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 36, 759–764.
->> Pika Citizen Science Survey
- adventurers and citizen scientists invited to help collect baseline data on pika occupancy in areas where climate change may cause local extinction over the coming decades.
* Thermoregulation and Climate Change
* Conservation Biogeography
* Sky islands/metapopulation dynamics
* Biodiversity Informatics
* Rare plant conservation
* Species Distribution Models