Livingstone’s Flying Fox

Livingstone's Flying Fox

Global climate change could negatively affect the availability of suitable roosting habitat for the Livingstone’s flying fox.

The mean surface temperature of the Comoros is thought to have increased about 1° Celsius since 1900 and is expected to increase by 1-3° Celsius more by 2100 due to global climate change.

It is unclear whether or how such changes will affect the Livingstone’s flying fox, but since thermal characteristics are important components of roost suitability for this and other Pteropus species, predicted temperature increases could negatively affect the availability of suitable roosting habitat.


Image | © Ben J Charles (CharlieJB), All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Granek, 2002; Pierson & Rainey, 1992; Sewall, Young, Trewhella, Rodríguez-Clark, & Granek, 2016; Stocker, et al., 2013)

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