Lampreys help us learn about climate change
Humans are linked to lampreys. Despite the lamprey’s often parasitic nature, their relationship to us is one of mutual benefit. In their paper “Impacts of a changing climate on native lamprey species: From physiology to ecosystem services” by C. J. Wang et al. in which DiadES’ coordinator Geraldine Lasalle participated, authors highlight both how lampreys can help us learn about climate change and how we can help them survive for another few millennia. The study examines the connections between current and future changing environmental conditions and lamprey anatomy, life cycle and distribution, and functional roles in the marine and continental ecosystems, including the services they provide to communities.