When peaceful coexistence turns into competition – Impacts of climate change on the natural world

Biologists agree that climate change causes not only more heat waves and flooding, but also reduces biological diversity. The specific processes that ultimately cause species to go extinct have, however, been little studied so far. Scientists at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) and the Leipzig University have now discovered one of the possible causes for species loss due to climate change thanks to an intriguing experiment. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)