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A new study raises ecological concerns over proposed oil development in Ecuador’s Yasuní Biosphere Reserve

January 9, 2014

a bromeliad specialist between leaf axils Texas State postdoctoral research assistant Shawn McCracken and Regents Professor and holder of the Alexander/Stone Chair of Genetics Michael Forstner, also at Texas State, report that even low-impact oil development may have a significant negative effect on the unique frog community inhabiting high canopy bromeliads. Full Story

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