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Dramatic Links Found Between Climate Change, Elk, Plants, And Birds
2012-01-11 04:00:09

Climate change in the form of reduced snowfall in mountains is causing powerful and cascading shifts in mountainous plant and bird communities through the increased ability of elk to stay at high elevations over winter and consume plants, according to a groundbreaking study in Nature Climate Change. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Montana study not only showed that the abundance of deciduous trees and their associated songbirds in mountainous Arizona have declined over...


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