Learning from birds' songs to adapt to climate change

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine

Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine

We need a plethora of strategies to adapt to climate change. Once again, life surprises us with new innovations. Zebra finches are singing to their eggs and the tune they choose dictates the size of the developing embryo in the egg, according to this Smithsonian Magazine article. Smaller chicks need fewer resources and cool off more easily. How can our warning calls literally result in more adapted future generations?

Contributed by Dr. Dayna Baumeister


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