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:4/16/2014)... Geoscientists from the north-central U.S. and beyond will convene ... new science, expand on existing science, and explore the ... a special emphasis on applied geology, paleontology, and mid-continent ... on Thursday by Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of ... The meeting is hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... do all of our movements, thoughts and feelings ... another, and recent studies have suggested that some of ... cells known as astrocytes may be listening in on, ... a new mouse study suggests that astrocytes might only ... when the neurons get really excited about something. This ...
(Date:4/16/2014)... RICHLAND, Wash. Geologic and soil processes are to ... throughout Ohio, according to a study published recently in ... analysis of 842 soil samples from all corners of ... than the screening level of concern recommended by the ... the public, say the authors, who note that regulatory ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Walking with mammoths and exploring mid-continental geology 2Walking with mammoths and exploring mid-continental geology 3Walking with mammoths and exploring mid-continental geology 4Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter 2Eavesdropping on brain cell chatter 3Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes 2Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes 3Significant baseline levels of arsenic found in Ohio soils are due to natural processes 4
... thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae. However, new ... Evolutionary Biology shows that the closest relatives to land ... Ancestors of green plants began to colonise the land ... that they evolved from streptophyte algae (a group of green, ...
... Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have discovered a ... vessels in tissues that are starved of oxygen. Dr. ... Medicine & Dentistry developed a strategy in which a biological ... the same time that the body is making its own ...
... Whether you,re talking about genes, or neurons, or the workings ... a matter of proteins. So understanding what protein complexes look ... out what makes cells tick. By harnessing the unique properties ... technique that can help deduce the orientation of specific proteins ...
Cached Biology News:Ancestors of land plants revealed 2Successful strategy developed to regenerate blood vessels 2Polarized microscopy technique shows new details of how proteins are arranged 2Polarized microscopy technique shows new details of how proteins are arranged 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA ... disease. One of these latent viruses is the Epstein ... rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic ... by the theory, a study found that RA patients ... (1). , What is Microcompetition? , Dr. Hanan ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... of high throughput research solutions, today announced that ... companies, has received delivery of Freeslate’s CM ... form screening. , Lupin, headquartered in Mumbai, ... quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and Active ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Date: Friday, ... p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 Almshouse Road, ... Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to ... quality of life for those affected worldwide, will host ... Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. , Each ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider ... major scientific, regulatory, business, and media events in ... , today announced its former associate Virginia Cox , ... office. Virginia Cox re-joins ... Commissioner for the Office of External Affairs at the U.S. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 2Lupin Selects Freeslate’s CM Protégé PharmD System to Accelerate Polymorph Screening for Drug Development 3Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
... MINRAD International, Inc. (Amex: BUF ), announced ... or 50 positions. , , ... have taken this difficult, but necessary action to reduce our ... current adverse financial condition as we discussed in our recently ...
... To VisualSonics to Enable Molecular Imaging ... in the Pursuit of Neurology, Regenerative Medicine, Inflammation, and, ... , TORONTO and SAN ANTONIO, TX, Nov. ... announced the official signing of a licensing agreement providing ...
... Colo., Nov. 20 MicroPhage, Inc., http://www.microphage.com , today ... brings total capital raised to $11 million. Investors ... investors. All funds to,date have come from private ... will apply proceeds of its financing to complete the ...
Cached Biology Technology:MINRAD International, Inc. Announces Reduction in Workforce 2VisualSonics and Seno Medical Instruments Sign Exclusive Opto-Accoustic Licensing Agreement for Preclinical Research 2VisualSonics and Seno Medical Instruments Sign Exclusive Opto-Accoustic Licensing Agreement for Preclinical Research 3MicroPhage Closes Latest Financing 2
... to the maintenance of appropriate levels ... important and diverse as those involved ... stress response, antigen presentation, modulation of ... cell cycle regulation, transcription, and signalling ...
... protein identification Service includes 1. Scanning ... spots 3. High-sensitive tryptic in-gel digestion ... samples for MALDI-MS 5. Acquisition of ... MALDI-MS (Bruker ultraflex TOF/TOF) 6. Acquisition ...
Each Yeast-GFP clone represents an individual S. cerevisiae strain containing an open reading frame with a C-terminal Aequorea Victoria GFP (S65T) fusion tag....
... is a new product number, created ... If showing no availability yet, please ... (R4276) or contact customer service for ... surface, easy grip) Mfr ...
Biology Products: