Researchers were excited to find out something new about how animals change their behavior based on climate change - and worried about the future of the iconic Australian animal.
"What will happen when temperatures rise in summer to make the leaves even drier and the koalas require more relief?" Dr Valentina Mella, a postdoctoral researcher in the University's School of Life and Environmental Sciences, said in a statement. "Increasing hot and dry conditions will mean more droughts and heat waves affecting the koalas' habitat."
"It is believed that koalas are particularly vulnerable to climate change because they rely exclusively on trees - not only to sleep on but also for eating, which together comprise of the bulk of their activities."