Extreme hot weather has stronger impacts on avian reproduction in forests than in cities
Climate change and urbanization are among the most salient human induced environmental effects. Heat events have become more frequent in the past decades, and urban areas usually have higher temperatures than surrounding natural areas, due to urban heat island effect. But, it is poorly known how the increasing heat in urban areas affect wild animals in urban environments: whether they adapt better to the higher temperatures, or suffer more because they experience heat much more than conspecifics in natural habitats. This wuestion was the focus of a new study of the MTA-PE Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.