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ScienceNews article includes Myers’ research

7/18/2012

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A ScienceNews article called “Animals on the move” includes the research of Professor Phil Myers on how a warming climate means shifting ranges and mixed-up relationships for many species. Myers research, published in Global Change Biology in 2009, chronicles the expansion northward by small mammals in Michigan from the southern part of the state, displacing some of their counterparts. The paper ruled out forest regeneration and land-use changes as possible explanations for the shifting range. Myers concluded that warming, documented in the area over the same period, was the probable cause. The article was written by former U-M News Service science writer for the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Nancy Ross-Flanigan.