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Time Series Identify Population Responses to Climate Change
June 1, 2009
Sophisticated studies that correlate fluctuations in animal populations with climate indices across large areas and over multiple years are revealing rich patterns. The approach can point researchers to particularly vulnerable populations, and it can reveal previously unrecognized biological interactions between species.
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