Imperial/Sheffield - Marmots aren't toast

七月 29, 2010

Marmots are growing larger and becoming hardier. These are the findings of a 33-year study by scientists at Imperial College London, the University of Sheffield and collaborators in the US that has been published in Nature magazine. Yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris) are large ground-dwelling squirrels that live in the US' Colorado Rocky Mountains. Climate change has led to longer regional summers, with marmots hibernating for shorter periods, giving them more time to reproduce and gain weight before the next hibernation cycle. The study shows that they are growing fatter and healthier as a result.

Please login or register to read this article.




  • 获得编辑推荐文章
  • 率先获得泰晤士高等教育世界大学排名相关的新闻
  • 获得职位推荐、筛选工作和保存工作搜索结果
  • 参与读者讨论和公布评论


Log in or register to post comments