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Default Plant family tree may help identify species vulnerable to invaders, climate change

Plant family tree may help identify species vulnerable to invaders, climate change
Oct. 18, 2010
by Chris Barncard

Plant family tree may help identify species vulnerable to invaders, climate change (Oct. 18, 2010)
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Change has been the norm for Wisconsin's forests over the last 50 years, and the next 50 are unlikely to pass quietly.

Invasive species have flourished, while native plants species have disappeared from some areas. These shifts in biodiversity can often be tagged to changes like expanded numbers of browsing animals, the loss and fragmentation of habitat, and accelerating climate change, all changes not confined to Wisconsin.

Four University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers will take advantage of...
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