Global warming and its impact: a story of adaptations, extinctions and diseases

Garg, Abhishek D.; Hippargi, Rajshekhar V. and Gadegone, M. M. (2007) Global warming and its impact: a story of adaptations, extinctions and diseases. In: Souvenir of National Seminar on Eco-Environmental Impact and Organism Response. Dept. of Chemistry, Kamla Nehru Mahavidalaya, RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur (M.S.), India, pp. 66-74.

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Global warming and its impact were severely underestimated. Recent research has shown that the effects of global warming on biological systems are more far reaching than were assumed previously. It has been proved that global warming can influence animal evolution, which includes influence on adaptive evolution both on genetic as well as behavioral levels. The phenomenon of increased disease prevalence and progression with increase in global temperatures, has also received acknowledgment across the scientific fraternity. Moreover, investigators have been successful in explaining as to how global warming can drive mass extinctions. In this article, we have tried to review this research in order to discuss the mechanisms through which global warming can influence animal evolution, disease progression and animal extinctions.

EPrint Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Global Warming, Malaria, Cholera, Temperature, Reproduction, Dengue, Animal Migration, Animal Evolution, Disease Progession
Subjects:Environment and Public Health > Environment
Genetic Processes > Evolution
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Infection > Communicable Diseases
Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction
Virus Diseases > Arbovirus Infections > Dengue
Parasitic Diseases > Protozoan Infections > Coccidiosis > Malaria
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Disease
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses > Bacterial Infections > Skin Diseases, Bacterial
ID Code:2579
Deposited By:Mr. Abhishek Dinkarnath Garg
Deposited On:19 February 2008

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