Periodic table of ecological niches could aid in predicting effects of climate change

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09/08/2017 09:12 PM EDT

a Thorny Devil in the reptile house at Alice Springs Desert Park

A group of ecologists has started creating a periodic table of ecological niches similar to chemistry’s periodic table. It will be a critical resource for scientists seeking to understand how a warming climate may be spurring changes in species around the globe.

Full story at https://news.utexas.edu/2017/08/30/new-way-to-map-ecological-niches

Source
University of Texas at Austin

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