School of Health Sciences
Biology: Environmental Science
Climate Change, Wildlife Conservation, Physiology, Animal Behavior
Behavior and Ethology | Ornithology | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology
Clarke, Andy, "Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Climate Change on Wildlife: An Introduction and Overview" (2020). Senior Honors Theses. 992.
Planetary environmental system changes have been recorded and documented for several decades. Fluctuations that were first noticed in atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels have now extended into global pattern changes. Climatic variations that were initially non-threatening variabilities have since been observed creating significant biological influences. The results and evidence of the effects of worldwide environmental climate change on wildlife and biotic environments are worth examining because of the impacts it has on the planet. These climatic effects extend from changes in distribution and diversity patterns of terrestrial mammals to sea-life impacts and recovery trends. Possible wildlife benefits may include increased humidity and precipitation. Biological trends and predictions convey a view into the potential outcome of the planet.