Amphibians, reptiles and climate change – a differentiated view of threats and adaptations:
Amphibians and reptiles are sensitive to climate change. Specifically range restricted and/or montane species are likely to suffer from changing conditions. Many species can at least partly compensate for these changes by plastic behavior.
However, the range of reaction norms may even vary within a species; the respective species-specific potentials are usually unknown. In particular well-connected habitats with a large variety of different microhabitats are important for the long-term maintenance of amphibian and reptile diversity.