Skip to comments.Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
Posted on 04/19/2018 6:16:51 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.
Moths exposed to increasing temperatures were found to produce more eggs and have better offspring survival when the population had more males competing for mating opportunities (three males for every female).
The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, suggests that sexual selection can provide a buffer against climate change and increase adaptation rates within a changing environment. This could improve understanding of how changing environments might affect animal species in both natural and agricultural systems.
PhD student and lead author Jon Parrett from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences said: "Climate change is altering environments all over the world in a variety of ways, with increases in temperature of several degrees being likely in many places. It is vitally important that we understand how animal populations will respond to these changing environments. Our study is the first to look at how sexual selection affects an animal population's ability to respond to gradual increases in temperature."
The authors caution that the study is only a laboratory demonstration of the effect and more research is needed to fully understand how these effects might operate in natural systems.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...
This article really points out how silly the “Climate Change / Restoration / Whatever” propaganda has become. Species that compete are always going to deal with any natural or evolutionary change better than a species that doesn’t have to compete. But now they add the “climate change” gloss to it as if its something new and relevant to making people believe the Climate Change BS.
Competition between males improves resilience against climate change ... true as long as all males concerned get the same prize, after which they would need to take some training on sexism and the feminine way, while shoveling 6 inches of snow in the middle of April ...
Well I guess that leaves liberal beta males out in the cold.
If the males are resilient, is this another way of saying “affects women and children most”?
It is truly unbelievable what passes for a PhD these days.
With its depleted female population, the Chinese will survive us without any doubt...
Junk Science Daily.
” But now they add the climate change gloss to it as if its something new and relevant to making people believe the Climate Change BS.”
“Now more cats eye marbles appearing in marble bags due to climate change.”
“Cats getting pregnant more frequently due to climate change.”
“Increase in male pattern baldness due to climate change.”
“Low sperm counts due to climate change.”
“Moon closer to Earth than before due to climate change.”
Climate change and this article are all based on the religion of evolution.
“Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change”
In which animal species do the males not intensively compete for the girls?
“Climate change is altering environments all over the world in a variety of ways, with increases in temperature of several degrees being likely in many places.”
What BS. I’ve lived in the same place for 50 years and the climate is essentially the same.
no safe spaces for them
That’s COMPETE intensively, not make fools of themselves intensively.
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