The Pyrenees are increasingly affected by climate change. In this context, human societies across the borders must keep track of and adapt to the changes. ECTOPYR offers a novel and ambitious strategy in this regard; that is to use a panel of 8 ectotherm organisms as bio-indicators of climate change, occurring from low-land streams to high-altitude rock-fields. ECTOPYR will generate range maps for each model organism in order to rapidly:
- assess each bio-indicator’s response to climate change,
- describe the natural variability of the Pyrenees’ climate over vast time scales,
- generate modelling tools in order to help anticipating the effects of climate change on each model organisms.
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