TROPICAL TREE-DWELLERS MAY BE BETTER EQUIPPED FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Animals that live in trees in the tropics are likely to be better at crossing mountains and dealing with climate change compared to ground-dwelling animals. A new study has found that the temperature within a tropical forest varies considerably, with tree canopies experiencing wider extremes of heating and cooling compared to the ground or soil. Canopy animals likely have the physiology that allow them to move across mountains freely, unaffected by the climate, and may be more resilient against climate change. However, not all tree-dwelling animals might be successful at dealing with environmental stress. For the full story see https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/tree-dwelling-animals-can-climb-away-….