Birds and mammals shift habitats during climate change. Image: Pixabay
Birds and mammals may adapt better to climate changes than reptiles and amphibians

By analysing data from current distributions of species and from fossils, researchers have noticed that birds and mammals can shift their habitats easier than reptiles and amphibia. Birds and mammals can regulate their body temperature, allowing them to keep them warm in colder climates. Reptiles and amphibia adopt the temperature of their environment, and may therefore be less able to adapt to climate changes. This study helps to assess how current climate changes might affect biodiversity across the globe.

Read the full story: University of British Columbia
Scientific publication: Nature Ecology and Evolution