Royal Society – Impacts of environmental change on reproduction & wildlife

Impacts of environmental change on reproduction and development in wildlife

Compiled and edited by William V Holt, Rhiannon E Lloyd and Stuart Milligan


Published November 2009


Species have adapted to their environments over millennia, and their reproduction is therefore highly controlled by their environment, but what happens when the environment changes more quickly than expected? Will reproduction go wrong or is it sufficiently robust to cope?

This special issue from the Royal Society examines the way in which key environmental trends – such as global warming, increased radiation and exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals – influence not only short-term reproductive success and development, but also long term survival and fitness.


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November 11, 2009