Climate Change

Dr Jim Provan, Reader in Evolutionary Genetics

Climate change represents a major threat to biodiversity and global food security over the next few decades.  These threats range from immediate extreme weather events such as heatwaves, storms and flooding, to longer-term processes such as ongoing global warming, ocean acidification and species extinctions.  Other potential “knock-on” effects on natural ecosystems and agriculture include sea-level changes, changes in crop yields, the creation of new species assemblages, including invasive species, and the emergence of pests and diseases of humans, crops and livestock.



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