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Island-scale Study Reveals Climate-change Effects

January 28, 2011

researcher conducts a lizard census A large-scale University of California, Davis, experiment with ants, lizards and seaweed on a dozen Caribbean islands shows that predicting the effects of environmental change on complex natural ecosystems requires a large laboratory. Full Story

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