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March 4, 2022

Survival by Adaptation

Lizards might tell us how they and other species have evolved over centuries, millennia even, to adapt to changing environments. It is a process called "adaptive radiation," how organisms evolve to adapt to changing environments. Researchers are studying Caribbean lizards to see if ecological communities can endure for extended periods. Dr. Melissa Kemp, a paleobiologist at the University of Texas at Austin, is leading the study. During Women's History Month, learn how NSF's "The Discovery Files" is highlighting the work of notable women scientists.

Credit: National Science Foundation/The University of Texas at Austin

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