PLOS Ecology Contributing Editor Mary Bates is a freelance science writer based in Boston. She has written for such publications as National Geographic News, New Scientist, and IEEE Pulse magazine. Mary received her PhD in psychology studying bat echolocation at Brown University.
A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and its partners has identified the circumstances in which some animals change their behaviors in response to climate change. Behavioral flexibility allows animals to rapidly cope with