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Study on Wildlife Corridors Shows How They Work Over Time
December 1, 2008
At the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, there are five strange looking "patches" cleared out of the surrounding forest. No, they're not crop circles carved by aliens. They're actually budding longleaf pine forest ecosystems. Biologists at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., and collaborators at three other American universities have created these ecological patches with the help of the United States Forest Service-Savannah River.
Washington University in St. Louis
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