Widespread rapid reductions in body size of adult salamanders in response to climate change

  title={Widespread rapid reductions in body size of adult salamanders in response to climate change},
  author={Nicholas M. Caruso and Michael W Sears and Dean C. Adams and Karen R. Lips},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Reduction in body size is a major response to climate change, yet evidence in globally imperiled amphibians is lacking. Shifts in average population body size could indicate either plasticity in the growth response to changing climates through changes in allocation and energetics, or through selection for decreased size where energy is limiting. We compared historic and contemporary size measurements in 15 Plethodon species from 102 populations (9450 individuals) and found that six species… 

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