Navigation Links
Iberian lynx threatened by climate change
Date:7/22/2013

Climate change could drive the Iberian lynx ‒ the world's most threatened cat to extinction within 50 years, despite substantial ongoing conservation efforts, a new international study has found.

Published today in Nature Climate Change, the research team says the impact of climate change must be incorporated in strategies to reintroduce the Iberian lynx to new habitats if the species is to be saved.

"We show that climate change could lead to a rapid and severe decrease in lynx abundance in coming decades, and probably lead to its extinction in the wild within 50 years," says lead author Dr Damien Fordham, from the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute. "Current management efforts could be futile if they don't take into account the combined effects of climate change, land use and prey abundance on population dynamics of the Iberian lynx."

The Iberian lynx is the world's most endangered cat species, with only an estimated 250 individuals surviving in the wild. Recent declines have been associated with sharp regional reductions in the abundance of its main prey, the European rabbit. Only two Iberian lynx populations persist in the wild compared with nine in the 1990s.

Over 90 million has been spent since 1994 to try and save the species, mainly through habitat management, reduction of destructive human activity and, more recently, reintroducing the lynx into suitable areas where they have lived in recent history.

Although there is evidence that lynx numbers have increased in the last ten years in response to intensive management, this study warns that the ongoing conservation strategies could buy just a few decades before the species goes extinct. This study is the most comprehensive conservation-management model yet developed of the effects of climate change on a predator and its prey.

"Models used to investigate how climate change will affect biodiversity have so far been unable to c
'/>"/>

Contact: Dr. Damien Fordham
damien.fordham@adelaide.edu.au
61-477-303-470
University of Adelaide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New in GEOLOGY: Gems, Darwin, Mars, Hemp, Snowball Earth, a Siberian Impact Crater, and More
2. 2 new species of mushroom on Iberian Peninsula described
3. Trout will become extinct in the Iberian Peninsula in less than 100 years
4. The Iberian wolf lives close to humans more for refuge than for prey
5. Remote Siberian lake holds clues to Arctic -- and Antarctic -- climate change
6. The millennium-old olive trees of the Iberian Peninsula are younger than expected
7. Threatened frogs palmed off as forests disappear
8. Researchers help threatened wheat crops in Asia, Africa
9. UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation
10. 100 most threatened species
11. Continuing management needed for most threatened and endangered species
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/15/2014)... Oct. 15, 2014   Neurotechnology , a ... the availability of the VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 ... provides real-time biometric face identification using live video ... cameras. The new version not only identifies faces ... from objects while they are moving through the ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... house fly genome for the first time, revealing robust ... that thrives in pathogen-rich dung piles and garbage heaps. ... Genome Biology , will increase understanding of house ... adapt to resist insecticides, which could lead to novel ... and transmit more than 100 human and animal diseases, ...
(Date:10/14/2014)... LA JOLLA, CA – October 14, 2014 – Scientists ... $6.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ... most prevalent virus-induced hemorrhagic fever disease in Africa. The ... disease and why some patients die, while others survive ... researchers to understand the basic mechanism of how Lassa ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 2VeriLook Surveillance 3.0 SDK Identifies Faces and Moving Objects, Differentiates Pedestrians from Other Moving Objects in Video Surveillance Systems 3House fly genome reveals expanded immune system 2Scripps Research Institute team receives $6.6 million to investigate deadly Lassa virus 2
... anachronism? Or is it a vital part of a ... 2.4 billion more people by the year 2050, the drive ... , But there,s an important downside to this trend, argues ... Montreal, in a paper to be presented Saturday, Feb. 15, ...
... Calif.) When mothers feed their newborns formula in the ... in the second month of life and more likely to ... longer, UC Davis researchers have found. "We are ... hospital can cause problems by reducing how much women breastfeed ...
... Rochelle, NY, February 13, 2014Food spoiling and poisoning caused ... economic problems. The broad scope of antimicrobial approaches to ... and beverages, including a variety of natural and artificial ... in Industrial Biotechnology , a peer-reviewed journal from ...
Cached Biology News:Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future 2Making biodiverse agriculture part of a food-secure future 3In-hospital formula use deters breastfeeding 2In-hospital formula use deters breastfeeding 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 22, 2014 Research and ... "Global DNA Diagnostics Market (Product types, Application, ... Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, Research, ... report to their offering. ... applications, techniques, end users and Geography) Global Size, ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 21, 2014 The North American crystal ... North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. This ... is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018, at ... Browse through the TOC of the North American crystal ... in-depth analysis provided. This also provides a glimpse of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... WriteResult, LLC – a premier ... working with a team of researchers from Yale University’s ... Farming Collaborative to provide electronic questionnaire data collection through ... which started in May, aims to evaluate the impact ... exposure to and participation in urban agriculture to impact ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... October 22, 2014 Physicians Choice ... cardiovascular pharmacogenetics menu, which enables healthcare providers to ... With PCLS’s evidence-based results, healthcare providers are better ... their therapy, while minimizing risks for adverse drug ... according to the FDA [1] more than 2.2 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global DNA Diagnostics Market (Product types, Application, Technology, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Global DNA Diagnostics Market (Product types, Application, Technology, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 3The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The North American crystal oscillator market is expected to reach $623.6 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4myPROpad™ Topic of Panel Discussion at the Yale Food Systems Symposium 2myPROpad™ Topic of Panel Discussion at the Yale Food Systems Symposium 3PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 2PCLS Announces Expansion of Cardiovascular Pharmacogenetic Testing Menu 3
... Longer-term Phase 2 Switching Study, CRANBURY, ... company developing small-molecule, orally administered,pharmacological chaperones for ... that the Company will present positive results ... (isofagomine tartrate) for Gaucher disease,at the American ...
... on the strangeness of the nanoworld, researchers at the ... University of Maryland-College Park have discovered that materials such ... behave as ductile as gold at the nanoscale. Their ... NIST scientists Pradeep Namboodiri and Doo-In Kim and colleagues ...
... Calif., March 12 ,Exelixis, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXEL ) ... executive officer of Exelixis, will present at the,Cowen and ... / 1:00 p.m.,PT on Monday, March 17, 2008. Dr. ... corporate strategy., The presentation will be webcast and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amicus Therapeutics Presents Positive Data from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Plicera(TM) for Gaucher Disease 2Amicus Therapeutics Presents Positive Data from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Plicera(TM) for Gaucher Disease 3Amicus Therapeutics Presents Positive Data from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Plicera(TM) for Gaucher Disease 4Nanomaterials show unexpected strength under stress 2
... Ambion's ActivePro In ... from an E.coli lysate, ... protein as well as ... activity than competing kits. ...
... Mouse Serum • Mouse serum is collected off ... and 8-12 weeks of age. Available Anticoagulants: ... N-06: K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate ... N-05: ACD N-07: CPD ...
GeneRacer is an advanced RACE (rapid amplification of cDNA ends) technique that improves the efficiency of amplifying full-length 5' and 3' cDNA ends. With the GeneRacer Kit you can:...
One-step, microplate or cuvet, colorimetric, linear detection range 0.6 mM to 100 mM. Procedure: 2 min....
Biology Products: