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Research identifies 'evolutionary rescue' areas for animals threatened by climate change

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:00 PM

As winters arrive later and snow melts earlier, the worldwide decrease in snow cover already may have dramatic impacts on animals that change coat colors with the seasons. An international scientific team led by University of Montana Professor L. Scott Mills has set out to discover whether adaptive evolution can rescue these animals in the face of rapidly changing climate.

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