Paleo Records Show Significant Changes to Future Biodiversity

Aug. 31, 2020

SW CASC USGS Director, Dr. Stephen Jackson, is part of an international team of researchers that published new research showing how the recent geological past can inform conservation practices and policies in the future with climate change. Published in Science, the article outlines the many advances in paleo (or past) environmental data that have shown how biodiversity has changed due to climate changes in the past, which can then be used to better anticipate future responses to accelerated climate change. The authors explain that terrestrial biodiversity will experience significant changes in the future due to climate change, including wide-scale declines in species. Read more here.