Climate change: tropics
9:12 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Another effect of climate change: disappearing lizards

Ray Huey has been studying lizards for a long time - but he's finding fewer of them to study. The University of Washington biology professor's research into the evolutionary physiology of lizards and tortoises, especially in the tropics, is finding dramatic impacts from climate change.

University of Washington biologist Ray Huey

"The average temperature at the end of this century will be hotter than the hottest temperature ever recorded in the tropics."

Huey was recently a guest lecturer at the University of Montana, and took time to sit down in our studios with News Director Sally Mauk to talk about the evolutionary and ecological effects of our warming climate.
 

Sally Mauk talks with biologist Ray Huey about the impacts of climate change in the tropics