American Pika and Climate Change
Connie Millar, Pacific Southwest Research Station
The American pika has been thought to be the canary in the coal mine when it comes to the effects of climate change on alpine wildlife. Popular belief dictates that warming temperatures will push the highly temperature-sensitive animals upslope. In this video, PSW research ecologist Connie Millar talks about how the small montane mammals in the Eastern Sierra have actually been shown to adapt to the changing conditions.
Posted: June 26, 2012