Climate Change and Migratory Behavior

Teaching Module

This guided lecture and discussion helps students to understand the possible impact of climate change on animal migration (an important animal behaviour) and to explore the neuroscience of migration. The example of monarch butterfly migration is used for discussion and reading.

Image credit: Joel Sartore, National Geographic

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By Julie K. Bartley, Gustavus Adolphus College

Hosted at InTeGrate Program, SERC at Carleton College

Language: English


Grade: Undergraduate

Access: Online, Offline

Computer Skills: Basic

Discipline: Social Sciences, Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Biology

Discipline Topics: Neuroscience of migration, Migration as a neurobiological behavior, Animal behavior, Animal migration, Climate change, Monarch butterfly migration, Climate departure, Climate prediction

Climate Topics: Climate and the Biosphere