Tecot Brings Media Attention to Lemurs’ Plight

Assistant Professor Stacey Tecot and her colleagues are making the news with a new study that explores how climate change is threatening the survival of the greater bamboo lemurs. “Feeding Ecology and Morphology Make a Bamboo Specialist Vulnerable to Climate Change” appears in the journal Current Biology; it reveals that a delayed rainy season forces the lemurs, which are specialized to eat bamboo, to rely on bamboo’s woody trunk for longer periods. This in turn impacts the lemurs’ longevity, reproductive success, and ability to thrive. UANews has published a piece on Dr. Tecot’s research, and PBS News Hour picked up the story in this October 26 piece.