Special Issue "Animal Response to Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 4145
Interests: ecoimmunology; epidemiology; environmental toxicology
Both fauna and flora will either adapt, or not, to environmental changes as a result of a rapidly changing climate. Both animals and plants will be limited by life history traits, the genetic structure of populations, and the geographic boundaries that surround subpopulations, and sometimes, entire species. Impacts on animals will be different, depending on the regional effects from climate change, such as in the arctic or deserts, where animals are already living at their limits for reproduction and survival. However, there are no regions on Earth that will be untouched by climate change, from the oceans to the tropical rainforests of the Amazon basin. While some animal species are able to move, through migration seasonally or through range expansion, other species are limited geographically. Wildlife is most often thought of for the impacts from a changing climate; however, domestic animals can also be affected. Although some consequences of climate change are well documented, future changes to ecosystem health, and the health of humans, domestic animals, and wildlife, are less understood. This includes the impacts on vector borne and zoonotic diseases and it is important to understand those changes in a “One Health” context of the environment, animals and humans. Documenting changes in phenology, life history traits, species interactions within communities, and population and individual health within species, will be critical for understanding how animals will adapt, or not, to a rapidly changing climate. The goal of this Special Issue is to complement our knowledge on and deepen our understanding of the responses of domestic and wild animals to climate change.
We invite the submission of original scientific reports, review articles, commentary, and perspective pieces on how a rapidly changing climate and environment are either directly or indirectly affecting wild and domestic animals.
Dr. Jeanne M. Fair
Prof. Dr. Martha Desmond
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- climate change
- One Health