Scientists Create Tiny Zones of Climate Change

July 27, 2015 - To study warming temperatures, the Rob Dunn Lab has set up small chambers to simulate climate change in the woods of North Carolina and Massachusetts. Heated air is pumped into the open-top chambers to see how predicted warming levels could affect plant and insect life. The experiment is one of the most robust of its kind, with six years of data and 12 chambers in two locations. Using insects as a starting point, the researchers hope to understand the wider changes even a few degrees could make.