In addition to observed temperature increase and changes in weather patterns, climate change can be seen in the way plants and animals react to new developments in their environment. Many forecasts have been made over the last few decades, predicting that species will expand their ranges north, or uphill, or to deeper water as higher temperatures allow them to explore new areas, or force them to abandon old territories. Much of what is available currently deals with what is likely to happen; here, we deal with what is happening. On this page you will find species-specific information about the reactions of New England wildlife to the changes in our climate.

Changes reported in peer reviewed studies

Changes observed, but not reported in peer reviewed studies