Our Ancient Past is the Key to Our Future
Dr. Larisa R.G. DeSantis |
• November 2018
Climate change is one of society's grandest challenges. To best understand how future climate change will impact biotic organisms, we can use fossil and historic records to clarify the effects of past climate change and human activities on plants and animals. Most notably, being highly adaptable and opportunistic is a key to the success of ancient mammals. The study of our ancient past can provide critical lessons regarding climates role in stressing biotic organisms.