"What do the following changes have in common?
Some ant species are struggling to follow trails, as warming temperatures cause
a certain pheromone they use to communicate to decay. The water fleas Daphnia
are finding it harder to evade predators as CO₂ levels rise in the water. And
in coral reefs, the colourful and pretty damselfish are losing their ability to
learn who their predators are.
All have been caused in some way by arguably the biggest change of all: climate
My colleagues and I have led research which has shown that climate change is
also changing chemical communication in marine, freshwater and land-based
species, with far-reaching implications for our planet’s future and human
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics