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Studies of the survival of wild species require a new research focus

Researchers studying how wild animals and plants survive climate change must broaden their studies. Too much focus has been placed on how far animals are capable of relocating. Important issues, such as what they eat, how fast they reproduce, and how well they adjust to different environments, have been neglected.
Paul Caplat
Paul Caplat

Lund University researcher Paul Caplat, together with colleagues from universities in Great Britain, Spain, Canada and Portugal, is behind the review. The researchers believe that the speed of reproduction and the ability to compete with other species for resources are some of the issues that have been insufficiently studied.

“We have reviewed a large number of scientific studies. We hope that our review will inspire the research community to reconsider their approach to survival matters of this character”, says Paul Caplat.

The results of the review are published in the scientific journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

Further information
Paul Caplat, researcher (English-speaking)
Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research
+46 (0)46 222 47 42
paul [dot] caplat [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

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