How climate change may reshape wildflower communities


Wildflowers on Mt Rainer
Central to the field of ecology is the mantra that species do not exist in isolation: They assemble in communities — and within these communities, species interact. Predators hunt prey. Parasites exploit hosts. Pollinators find flowers.

Yet these interactions are built on more than just serendipity, because species adapt over generations to environmental cues. But when conditions shift due to climate change, species might change markedly in response — creating “reassembled” communities…
Source: How climate change may reshape subalpine wildflower communities — ScienceDaily