Arctic herbivores chew up climate change

Large herbivores help to combat the effects of climate change, a new study has shown.

Large, plant-eating mammals such as caribou and musk ox have been shown to curb the impact of climate change in Arctic environments by helping to maintain plant species diversity, while global warming reduces it.

Plants with higher species diversity have been shown to be much more resilient to adverse environmental factors and have a much higher chance of survival under the destabilising effects of global warming.

Read more at Pennsylvania State University

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