Future prospects and perils for marine molluscs
A recent paper co-authored by KU Biodiversity Institute scientists demonstrates the possible effects of climate change on molluscan fauna. While numerous studies have examined potential responses of terrestrial biotas to future climate change, fewer have considered marine realms. The group forecast how marine molluscan faunas might respond to environmental change over the remainder of this century. They tested the hypotheses that suitable areas will shift northwards for studied species, and that species will show varied responses to future climate change. The article, authored by Erin E. Saupe, Jonathan R. Hendricks, A. Townsend Peterson and Bruce S. Lieberman, was published in the Journal of Biogeography here.