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SAFS Seminar: Ryan Kovach: Direct, Indirect, and Cryptic Consequences of Climate Change for Cold-water Fish
December 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Biologists have become increasingly concerned about the realized and potential effects of climate change on biodiversity. Most research focuses on the direct effects of climate change, which is particularly true for freshwater fishes, for which the majority of studies seek to determine how future temperature increases may influence species distributions by altering thermal habitat. We use ongoing trout research as a case study that clearly demonstrates the direct, indirect and cryptic consequences of climate change for cold-water fish. Overall, integrative climate change research that works across biological, environmental and climatic scales is rare but increasingly needed if we hope to predict the future impacts of climate change on freshwater fishes.