The new environmental conditions being created by climate change are some of the most serious threats to wildlife worldwide—but for those species that can exploit them, they may be a huge boon.
This is the double-edged sword recently explored in PLOS' Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection, a compendium of articles and blog posts in which this slideshow originally appeared.
The pieces in the collection highlight many species whose life cycles have suffered from climate change, and which are thus at risk of dying out, based on research published in PLOS. But the authors also note a number of species that appear more adaptable to the changing temperatures, including a few that may stand to benefit. Here we take a look at nine noteworthy examples.
(CW from top): William Warby via Flickr / Thomas Vignaud / Colombi et al. / Soto-Azat et al.