Mountain Pygmie Possum   Flickr CC Aust Alpsfrom an article in the Conversation

Nearly half of 200 Australian species are threatened by climate change, according to our research published today in PLOS ONE.

Climate change is one of the major contributors to global biodiversity loss, and plant and animal species can be affected by climate change in different ways. Some may be directly affected by sea level rise or snow melt, whereas some may lose a pollinator or prey species that they rely on.

Photo: Mountain Pygmie Possum. Flickr CC Australian Alps