Naturally Speaking Blog Post - Bethany Smith

Issued: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:15:00 BST

Bethany Smith

Photo: © B. Smith, 2019

A new Naturally Speaking blog post by PhD student Bethany Smith is now available: "In hot water in the land of ice – Using geothermal sticklebacks to investigate the future effects of climate change"

Climate change is one of the greatest threats to global biodiversity in the history of mankind. While its effects are complex, one key prediction is an increasing global mean surface temperature. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) projects an increase of between 0.3°C and 4.8°C by 2100, dependent on the actions we take. To facilitate conservation efforts, we need to understand how animal populations will respond.

Bethany is a second year Ph.D. student at Dr Kevin Parsons’ lab, and in this new blog post she describes her fascinating field work in Iceland.

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