Effects of Climate
A biologist at the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station has uncovered new information about how climate change may affect the hibernation patterns and survival of mammals.
Craig Frank, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and a mammalian ecologist, has been examining the hibernation patterns of free-ranging eastern chipmunks since 2000. His data shows that exceptionally high winter temperatures correlate positively with reduced hibernation, resulting in a lower winter survival rate for these animals.
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