Climate Change and Mammal DispersalCategory: Higher Ed Coursework
Contributor: Suzanne Pilaar Birch
Posted on: October 26, 2015
Students will learn how species shift along environmental gradients (temperature, precipitation, and vegetation) in response to climate change over the last 20,000 years, from the time of the Last Glacial Maximum through deglaciation and the Holocene. The activity involves making maps of species distribution using the Neotoma database. Students will develop skills in data analysis and interpretation over a two-to-four class arc.