A crucial question in conservation biology is to what extent species can adapt to climate change. To answer this question, researchers must combine field observations with carefully conducted experiments. Obtained results will be of help for making predictions about population trends and movements as well as for management.
Our first contribution in this area of research concerns the thermal ecology of Caribbean-endemic lizards. We are also developing new projects on other Caribbean-endemic species.
Projects in progress
Effect of climate change on the geographic distribution of various ecomorphs in Cuban Anolis speciesCuba Master project
Anaisa Cajigas-Gandia (Cuba)
Spatial conservation prioritization of insular Caribbean native bats according to future land use and climatic change predictionsCuba Master project
Saul Gonzalez-Rodrigues (Cuba)
Thermal ecology and evaporative water loss in Cuban lizards of the Anolis allogus species groupCuba Master project
Rachel Batista-Alvarez (Cuba)