Jaguars robust to climate extremes but lack of food threatens species

A new study led by researchers with ACEMS at QUT has found wild jaguars in the Amazon can cope with climate extremes in the short-term, but numbers will rapidly decline if weather events increase in frequency, diminishing sources of food.

ACEMS Chief Investigators Kerrie Mengersen and Kevin Burrage led a team of researchers in a world-first investigation of the big cat’s chances of survival.

The new research results have been published in Ecology and Evolution.

Read the full QUT News Release.