Climate Change Meets Natural History

Ecology_Letter_CoverIt is fitting that an “Idea and Perspective” that I co-author with Alex has made its debut in Ecology Letters at a time in which climate change finds itself on the cover of most major newspapers and a subject commonly mentioned in the US presidential campaign. The paper, entitled “A conceptual framework for understanding thermal constraints on ectotherm activity with implications for predicting responses to global change,” nicely illustrates the importance of having boots on the ground to measure variables at scales relevant to the species in question, or in other words, of doing natural history work in order to inform climate change models. You can read more about this paper in our blog.