Sasquatch: Forgotten Victim of Climate Change


Climate change, it turns out, is going to be a mixed blessing for the sasquatch. The legendary American apeman will lose some of its existing habitat in the coastal and lowland regions of the northwestern United States, but gain a lot of new land in the Rocky Mountains and Canada.  – Biologist, Jeff Lozier

Sure penguins and polar bears are cute, but you don’t hear much about what climate change will do to poor old Bigfoot…until now.

Actually, this is not about one scientist who is off his rocker.  Biologist, Jeff Lozier and his colleagues, in a paper just published in the Journal of Biogeography,  are calling on the scientific community to be wary of the ecological models used to predict how climate change will effect different species.

You can read more about the study here: Bigfoot Study Highlights Habitat Modelling Flaws or, you can read the entire study here: Predicting the distribution of Sasquatch in western North America: anything goes with ecological niche modeling*

*This article is available through the Gelman Library System and if you aren’t on a GW computer you will need to login to your library account.


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